Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - ACU seeks volunteers to stop exam cheating

ACU seeks volunteers to stop exam cheating

An official hands out exam sheets at Sisowath High School in Phnom Penh last year during the nationwide grade 12 exams.
An official hands out exam sheets at Sisowath High School in Phnom Penh last year during the nationwide grade 12 exams. Hong Menea

ACU seeks volunteers to stop exam cheating

The Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) has called for volunteers to monitor the upcoming national grade 12 examination in a bid to curb cheating.

Volunteers – including students and civil society organisation officials – are invited to apply between July 1 and 31, according to the ACU’s announcement on Friday.

It is the third year the ACU has been involved in a government crackdown on smuggled smartphones, cheat sheets and bribes during the major exam.

In 2014, the unprecedented government action against corruption and cheating saw a drastic decline in pass rates for grade 12 students. The pass rate plummeted from 87 per cent in 2013, to just over 25 per cent that year.

Ros Salin, spokesman of the Ministry of Education, was yesterday optimistic that volunteers recruited by the ACU would ensure a smooth examination procedure.

“According to our efforts in reforming the education system in the last few years, we believe that the high school examination which is on August 22 will be successful with fairness and without cheating and corruption,” he said.

MOST VIEWED

  • Kingdom may hire Turkish power ship

    Cambodia is considering negotiating with Turkey to hire a 200MW-capacity power ship to meet electricity demands as the country faces an ongoing electrical shortage, according to the prime minister. Speaking to garment workers in Pursat province on Wednesday, Prime Minister Hun Sen said Electricite du

  • ‘Kingdom lacks up to 400MW in available electricity’

    Prime Minister Hun Sen has called on the general public, hoteliers and businesspeople with generators to use them as back-up as the Electricity Authority of Cambodia cannot generate enough electricity to meet needs due to low water levels in power station reservoirs. On Saturday evening

  • EDC tackles power shortfall

    Electrcite Du Cambodge (EDC) on Monday issued a statement updating the public on its efforts to tackle insufficient electricity supplies during the ongoing dry season. Reductions in electricity prices have resulted in a steady increase in consumers in the Kingdom, while local and international investors

  • African swine fever spreads to VN-Cambodia border

    African swine fever has spread to parts of Vietnam that border Cambodia’s Ratanakkiri and Kratie provinces, a Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries official said on Friday. Tan Phannara, the General Directorate of Animal Health and Production director-general, told a Phnom Penh workshop that