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Students React to National High School Exams

PHNOM PENH: The National High School Exams has ended on Tuesday, taking two days to be completed. Unlike last year, when all high school students passed the national high school exams without needing to take it, due to the hard moments of Covid-19, this year’s national exam went according to the plans.

The high school exams were held in 4,616 different exam rooms spread around 204 centers in all provinces of the Kingdom, including Phnom Penh.

Before the exam has stated, Minister of Education, Youth and Sports Hang Chuon Naron, as well the Minister of Environment and Head of the Union of Youth Federations of Cambodia-Phnom Penh Municipal Branch, Say Samal held a ceremony at Preah Sisowath High School, in Phnom Penh, cutting an envelope of an exam subject.

EAC News was waiting at the entrance of Preah Sisowath High School to ask some students taking the exams how they were feeling after the evaluation, and what are their future plans from now on…

Chouen Channy, a student, said:

“Today is the second day also the last day of my exam and I hope I can get a good result because during my two days exam I have confident that I can get a good result for my parents.”

Kun Sulinh, another student, told EAC News her career aspirations:

“For me, I have confidence that I will pass the exam for my parents and in the future, I want to become a flight attendance and also I want to study English literature in the university.

Nob Phearom has shared his thoughts over the exam:

“I have hope of 70% for the exam and it’s also hard for me but I did try my best and I hope I can get a good grade. If I pass I will continue my study and become a business man.”

Khouen Monyrath has also spoken with EAC News:

 “I feel normal after the exam because I think I did fine and I hope I pass the exam with a good grade. I feel happy that my name is on the list of the national exam so I can come to do exam and get a good result maybe I can do it for 70%.”

Following Prime Minister Hun Sen’s recommendation, the two students who tested positive for Covid-19 after returning to Cambodia from their Taekwondo competition in Kazakhstan were also allowed to take the evaluation at the treatment center where they are quarantining.

The national high school exams, well known as BacII ended today with the participation of 114 thousand students across the Kingdom

The two-day exams evaluate students for their last time in school, now the youth might go to university or be inserted in the working force of Cambodia.

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