Nationwide matriculation exam starts

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Students return home following the end of the first day of matriculation examinations at BEHS-6 in Botahtaung, Yangon. Photo: MNA

Over 700,000 students registered to take the matriculation exams which began yesterday. Established were 1,577 examination centres and 17 foreign examination centres totalling 1,594 centres across the country.
A total of 114,237 students registered for the exams, with 63,999 students from government schools and 50,238 from private schools in Yangon Region.
With Myanmar Literature as the first subject, Dr. Myo Myint, Chairman of National Educational Policy Commission, and other responsible personnel inspected the examination centres at three BEHS schools. At Yangon General Hospital arrangements were made for hospitalised students who wished to take the examination.
Out of 114,237 students registered for the exams in Yangon Region, 104,256 students took the exam. Absent were 9,981 students. Six students took the exam at Yangon General Hospital, with no absentees.—GNLM

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