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National high school exam successfully wrapped up

Update: July, 05/2016 - 16:00
Parents of candidates wait outside an exam location when their children take the exam. — Photo
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — Deputy Minister of Education and Training Bùi Văn Ga said the 2016 national high school examination was successfully organised at 120 exam locations across the country. 

Ga made the assertion at a press conference yesterday, right after the closure of the examination, which was held between July 1 and 4.

Statistics from the ministry estimated that approximately 99 per cent of registered candidates participated in the exam. Some 900,000 candidates had registered to take the exam. 

Nearly 400 candidates were found to have violated exam regulations, half the number recorded in 2015, the ministry said.

The ministry had assigned 14 inspection teams to exam locations across the country to ensure an effective and fair application of the national high school exam.

This year, exam centers were established in all 63 provinces and cities nation-wide, saving both time and money for candidates and their families.

More than 75,000 university students joined as volunteers to help ensure a smooth process for taking the exam, the ministry said.

Tests fit most candidates’ knowledge

Mai Văn Trinh, head of the ministry’s Department of Testing and Education Quality Assurance, said the tests were considered appropriate for the level of understanding of most of the candidates.

It was not too difficult but not easy and was based on information the students learned in their high school textbooks, he said.

However, the tests also included several questions for advanced candidates to help top universities choose the best candidates, he said. 

Trần Nam, a candidate from Mỹ Đức District in Hà Nội, said the average candidate could get six scores in the chemistry exam.

Deputy Minister Ga said the grading of the tests was scheduled to be finished before July 20.

Ga also said at the beginning of the school year 2016-17, the ministry would collect comments from the public to perfect the organisation and application of the national high school examination in the coming years. — VNS



Minister of Education and Training Phùng Xuân Nhạ visits the exam location in front of the Water Resources University in Hà Nội last Friday. — Photo

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