600,000 students take matriculation exams
MATRICULATION examinations were conducted yesterday at 1,467 centres—16 abroad and 1,451 within Myanmar, with over 600,000 students registered to sit the exam.
In Yangon Region, a total of 101,765 students took the exam.
There were 17,490 examinees in Nay Pyi Taw, 27,192 in Kachin State, 4,633 in Kayah State, 13,561 in Kayin State, 9,843 in Chin State, 81,808 in Sagaing Region, 15,768 in Taninthayi Region, 32,222 in Bago Region (East), 19,401 in Bago Region (West), 60,437 in Magwe Region, 91,687 in Mandalay Region, 19,681 in Mon State, 34,822 in Rakhine State, 3,883 in eastern Shan State, 22,962 in southern Shan State, 14,489 in northern Shan State and 64,501 in Ayeyawady Region.
Officials from the Higher Education Department went on inspection tours of the exam centres to ensure that students were taking their exams with peace of mind.
In accordance with the exam timetable, the students took the Myanmar language exam yesterday and will take the English language exam today.
90,000 students have taken matric exams in Mandalay
More than 90,000 high school students in Mandalay have begun their matriculation examinations for the 2015-2016 Academic Year yesterday.
Of the 95,656 who have registered to sit for the examinations, 91,687 students took Day One of the Myanmar language exams, said an official of Mandalay Region Education Officer’s Office.
Officials concerned from districts and townships have been deployed to supervise the exams, said Dr Soe Myint Tun, regional education officer.
According to the regional education officer’s office, 165 exam centers are being kept open in Mandalay and one supervisor is assigned to coordinate matters related to the examinations of every 800 students.
Figures from 43 exam centers in Mandalay district showed that 7,930 students took the first day of the examinations in Aungmyay Thasan Township while 3,177 sat the exam in Chanaye Thasan Township, 3,481 in Maha Aungmyay Township, 6,730 in Chanmya Thasi Township, 1,523 in Pyigyidagun Township, 2,415 in Amarapura Township and 1,441 in Patheingyi Township. Of registered students, 1251 failed to take the test on the first day of the examinations.
“Everything went smoothly in the examination room,” said Mg Aung Lin, one of examinees.
Sources said that more than 14,000 students from monastic education schools and private schools in Mandalay also began their matriculation examinations. Five students took the exams at Mandalay General Hospital. — Myanmar News Agency & Aung Thant Khaing