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Cita urges action on exam bribery

Cita urges action on exam bribery

The president of the Cambodian Independent Teachers Association on Monday urged the Education Ministry to take action against officials and students looking to accept and pay bribes during upcoming high school exams. In a letter to Education Minister Im Sethy, Rong Chhun claimed that brokers acting on behalf of education officials had been collecting as much as US$35 from parents and teachers hoping to influence the results of exams scheduled to start in two weeks. “It spoils the quality of education when corruption occurs,” he said. Touch Sam Oeun, director of the Education Department in Kandal province, where Rong Chhun said bribery was rampant, rejected claims that brokers were collecting bribes.

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