Nationwide matric exams begin

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Students return home following the end of the first day of matriculation examination in Maungtaw. Photo: Ramanya

Matriculation exams began all across Myanmar yesterday and Maungtaw, Rakhine State also peacefully participated with other States and Regions.
More than 788,000 students registered to take the matriculation exams which began yesterday. In Yangon Region, more than 111,800 students registered for the exam.
Maungtaw District Deputy Commissioner U Ye Htut inspected the three examination centers in Maungtaw Township and met with the township Education Officer to discuss plans in place for smooth matriculation exams for students.
U Khin Aung, the township education officer, said that a total of 78 per cent of students in the township have taken the first day of the exams while the rest of the students have not. Last year, over 2,000 students signed up for the matriculation exams but only 1,200 students actually took the exams while 700 neglected to participate. Even though not a lot of students participated this year the number is a significant increase from last year.


Hein Htet Zaw

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