The Ministry of Education spends $5 million on national exams | Rare Techy


The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports has spent about $5 million to prepare for the high school diploma exams to be held on December 5-6.

Ministry spokeswoman Rose Sovecha said the expenditure is focused on supporting the preparation stages of each subject, the exam-taking process, correction procedures and extrapolation of final grades via computer.

Minister Hang Cheun Naron said it has set up monitoring commissions and other teams that employ more than 77,000 teachers.

He said the Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) will deploy around 2,000 observers at all stages of the examination, while the Union of Youth Federations of Cambodia (UYFC) will also facilitate the examination process.

Sowecha said that testing centers across the country have posted a list of candidates to confirm their testing centers. Room and seat numbers will be recorded on December 4 at each centre.

Cheon Naron reminded all candidates to follow traffic rules to avoid road accidents, especially while traveling and checking the list and during the examination.

“Traffic accidents cause more deaths than Covid-19… and remember that exams are not a hardship but a sign that you are taking their education seriously,” he said.

He asked the hospitality operators to facilitate the accommodation of the inspectors and students during the examination period as some of them have to travel to testing centers far away from their homes.

“Those who own or manage accommodation, food or travel transport services should make their examinations as convenient as possible for people to access. Do not increase the service fee at this critical time,” he urged.

A total of 128,134 candidates have registered for this year’s exams, which will be held in 5,174 rooms across 221 exam centres.

The ministry plans to announce the results of the exams for Phnom Penh and Mangrove provinces on December 27 and the next day for the rest of the country.


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