Sunday, August 3, 2008

Nearly 80,000 Cambodian students to test for secondary high school

PHNOM PENH, Aug. 3 (Xinhua) -- Cambodia will hold a secondary high school test this year on Aug. 4-6 which nearly 80,000 students to attend, an education official said Sunday.

Choeung Lim Sri, head of department for general education of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, said that this year the number of students increased about 20,000 comparing with the previous year because the government allowed primary school teachers to be able to test for secondary high school level.

He also appealed to students not to be cheated with false answers sheets sold by deceivers before and during the test.

The test is focused on the subjects of science and social humanities, he said, adding that Cambodia still lacks materials for students to practice at the laboratory.

Meanwhile, Rong Chhun, president of the Independence Teacher Association, appealed to the education ministry to take actions against the irregularity and corruption during the test because some opportunists will use the test for their personal benefit.

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