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Moment of truth in September

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The national school examination results will be released on September 10-11 after the two-day exams were successfully completed this week with a total of 117,043 pupils sitting nationwide.

After a fifth year of educational reform since 2014 against any cheating activities in exams, the number of A Graders have noticeably increased year by year. Reforms have been carried out to protect the integrity of results to ensure students are legitimately qualified for a future career path on par with the standard in the region.

In 2014, the number of A Graders numbered 11 students while last year, the total of A Graders rose to 408 students.

This year, about 20,000 volunteers and exam monitors were deployed to ensure 100 percent compliance with no-cheating in exams.

Walking out from the exam centre of Toul Tom Poung High School on the second day of the high school exam, student Tep Tal predicted his chances of passing as a moderate 60 percent.

He noted that classrooms were quiet during exam in progress with no incident or distractions.

He said exam monitors, moreover, were de rigueur with no-bribes or favours and maintained silence for students to concentrate. He found the classroom “too hot”.

Another test taker, Pheng Lina found exam questions largely based on lessons taught with some on general knowledge. She figured her best grade would come in History, her favourite subject. She added that amidst strict discipline of monitors during the exam, she manage to answer all her questions.

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