72.33% of Students Pass National Exams

A total of 72.33 percent of students have passed their high school diploma, with students in Phnom Penh and Kandal receiving their results today while pupils in remaining provinces have to wait until tomorrow
Students celebrate after passing high school examinations in Phnom Penh, December 22, 2022. Kiripost/Siv Channa
Students celebrate after passing high school examinations in Phnom Penh, December 22, 2022. Kiripost/Siv Channa

The Ministry of Education Youth and Sports has announced the high school diploma exam results, with 72.33 percent of students passing nationwide after a 16-day wait for the results.

In a press release on Thursday, MoEYS said students in the capital and Kandal province received their results today, with the remaining provinces announced on December 23.

A total of 90,950 candidates passed the exam, accounting for 72.33 percent of the total number of candidates. A total of 1,049 candidates scored a grade A, 7,232 candidates scored a grade B, 19,053 candidates scored a grade C, 31,166 candidates grade D, and 32,450 candidates scored a grade E.

Students celebrate after passing high school examinations in Phnom Penh, December 22, 2022. Kiripost/Siv Channa
Students celebrate after passing high school examinations in Phnom Penh, December 22, 2022. Kiripost/Siv Channa

Ouk Chhayavy, president of the Cambodian Independent Teachers Association, congratulated all of the high school students that have finished the national examination, regardless of the score as 12 years of study is precious and meaningful.

However, she added, “We noticed that a minority of students are likely able to read and write accurately.​ And what the ministry [MoEYS] considers to be a successful achievement depends on their goals.”

She added, “If we talk about the quality [of studying], we cannot accept it yet because based on the early-year test, it has shown that their capability of reading and writing is still at a low rate.”