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University hopefuls flock to capital

Update: July, 03/2012 - 09:50

HA NOI — University candidates from the provinces have descended on Ha Noi to sit entrance exams, which start today.

To ensure the examinations are conducted in an orderly fashion, the Ministry of Education and Training has promulgated that candidates are not allowed to take cameras, tape recorders and other electronic equipment into examination halls. Those breaking the rules will be barred from sitting the exam or have their papers marked.

Students have been asked to report those suspected of cheating to the ministry's university entrance exam steering committee, universities' enrolment boards or education inspectors within seven days.

Officials said whistle-blowers' identities would be protected.

The university entrance exam has been divided into four groups. Group A, which run from today to Thursday, is for candidates sitting maths, physics and chemistry.

Group B will be for those sitting maths, chemistry and biology, while Group C will be for those planning to study literature, history and geography. Meanwhile, Group D, for those sitting maths, literature and foreign languages, will run from Sunday to next Tuesday.

The last stage of the college entrance exam will take place on July 15-16.

Nearly 12,000 candidates across the country will be sitting their university entrance exam this year, 7.5 per cent less than in 2011. — VNS

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