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Grade 12 exam results set to be announced early

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Students are frisked by officials before entering the Grade 12 national exams at Tuol Tumpoung High School on last month. Heng Chivoan

Grade 12 exam results set to be announced early

A ministry of Education, Youth and Sport official said on Sunday that the ministry would announce the results of this year’s Grade 12 examinations a day earlier than originally planned due to the efficient work of all stakeholders.

Students in Phnom Penh and Kandal province will find out how they fared on Monday, while the results from other provinces will be announced on Tuesday when the full nationwide details will be published on the ministry’s Facebook page.

“The process of tallying computerised scores and verifying the high school examination results is almost 100 per cent complete.

“The relevant working groups have completed their tasks faster than expected. They have been highly effective due to excellent planning,” ministry spokesperson Ros Soveacha told The Post.

He said all stakeholders had cooperated positively at all stages of the examinations and respected legal principles, fairness and transparency.

Like every year, Soveacha said, once the results have been announced, the ministry will conduct the recruitment process for students to attend public and private higher education institutions throughout the country.

Scholarship results will be announced three days after the examination results are made public, he said.

Soveacha said that 8,995 scholarships were being offered this year from 51,694 applicants.

Scholarships will be allocated according to general guiding principles – outstanding students in mathematics, physics and Khmer literature, female students, poor students, students from remote areas and students with disabilities, he said.

Yong Kim Eng, the president of the People Centre for Development and Peace, told The Post on Sunday that he had not heard of any irregularities, except a small problem with a physics paper.

“I hope everything goes smoothly when the results are announced. I can see that the Minister of Education has made strenuous efforts to ensure the examinations ran smoothly and efficiently.

“Errors are sometimes unavoidable, but I’m confident the ministry has done whatever it can to prevent a repeat of past mistakes,” he said.

This year, 117,043 candidates, including 60,427 girls, sat for the examinations at 202 locations.

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