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Letter calling off Grade 12 exam fraudulent: official

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Students attending classes at Preah Sisowath High School last month. Hong Menea

Letter calling off Grade 12 exam fraudulent: official

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport has refuted a letter spread on social media that claims the government has exempted secondary school students from exams and permitted them to pass automatically.

The ministry has requested the police to investigate the fraudulent document and bring those who created it to justice.

Ministry spokesman Ros Soveacha told The Post on October 28 that the ministry utterly rejects the letter and affirmed that the ministry continues to improve the quality of exams to produce the best human resources possible.

“The ministry has asked the police to cooperate and investigate this case of false information in order to make those responsible face the law,” he said.

He added that the ministry will conduct the exams in the principles of law, transparency and acceptable results in accordance with the health safety measures and as scheduled for December 6.

“The ministry would like to encourage all students and candidates to continue their efforts to study remotely as well as in the classroom. They have to continue to care for their health and support each other while Cambodia and the world are still facing the Covid-19 pandemic,” he said.

Last year, Prime Minister Hun Sen permitted all high school students to automatically pass the exams for the 2019-2020 academic year without giving any grades.

Back then, the prime minister recommended that education minister Hang Chuon Naron allow 12th grade students to pass automatically, citing the Covid-19 pandemic.

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