Matriculation examination in Maungtaw concludes

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Students return home after sitting for the matriculation examination in Maungtaw, Rakhine. Photo: MNA

The matriculation examination at three examination centres in Maungtaw area was concluded successfully yesterday.
The examination started on 7 March 2018, with the last paper on history concluding yesterday. The three examination centres were Basic Education High School (B.E.H.S) (1) in eastern Maungtaw, B.E.H.S (1) in western Maungtaw and B.E.H.S (2) in Maungtaw.
“Students took the examination at all the three centres peacefully. The Myanmar Police Force and officials from the related ministries, as well as parents, guarded the students outside the centres. On the compound, teachers and officials from the education department took full responsibility for the security of the students. Nurses and medical officers were also assigned duty near the examination centres to provide immediate healthcare assistance in case of an emergency.
“No unusual cases were reported during the examinations, and they were held without problems in Maungtaw,” said U Khin Aung, head of the Maungtaw Township Education Department.
Some 189 of the 690 registered students were marked absent on the first day of the examination. On the second day, some 213 were marked absent, while some 666 registered students were allowed to sit for the English paper examination. A total of 231 students from the 648 permitted students were absent for the mathematics examination. Some 600 students sat for the chemistry test paper, while 225 students were absent. Some 227 students were recorded absent for the physics paper examination, while 597 students sat for the test. Some 633 students were confirmed present for the biology and ecology test papers, while 246 were absent. Forty students took the geography and history subject tests, but 15 were absent.


Kyaw Thu Win/Aye Min Thu

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