Matriculation examinations will be held from 7 to 16 March and 122 examination centers have been opened in Rakhine State where more than forty thousand students will sit in the examination.
Following are the voices of the Rakhine State government and related departments on the preparations made for the examination.
Rakhine State Police Force is conducting four types of security operations. Those are the security during the transport of question papers and answer papers from and to Nay Pyi Taw and Yangon. Safe keeping of the question and answer papers in the vaults of the police stations. During the examination period, the security of the exam centers is also provided. The aim is to prevent dangers such as fire and act of violence. More than 1,700 police personnel are being deployed for security. Patrols, security posts and checks will be conducted before and during the examination period of 7 to 16 March. Loudspeakers and making of noises are prohibited and no stage shows, music bands and dances are permitted as it could distract the students sitting for the exam said Police Colonel Aung Myat Moe of Rakhine State Police Force.
In each examination center, a medical team is assigned for health care.
They will provide the necessary health care throughout the entire examination period. Ambulances will also be in readiness so that a quick transfer to a hospital can be conducted where the sick student can continue to sit for the examination while being provided with health care.
All hospitals in the state have a room ready for such incidents said the state head of public health care Dr. Kyi Lwin.
Preparations are made so that there is no black out during the examination period. All exam centers could not be provided with stand-by generators but stand-by generators were deployed in places where there can most likely be black-outs but everything that can be done to prevent black-outs have been done said State Chief Engineer of electricity U Kyi Zeya. —Tin Tun (IPRD), Han Lin Naing (Sittway)