Over 900,000 students register for 2020 high school graduation exams

Monday, 2020-07-06 15:44:46
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NDO – As many as 900,152 students nationwide have registered to sit their high school graduation exams this August, an increase of over 13,500 candidates compared to last year.

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The Ministry of Education and Training (MoET) on Monday morning (July 6) announced that as of 3 pm on July 5, over 900,000 students had registered for the high school graduation exam in 2020, of whom 51,712 are free candidates, accounting for 5.74%.

The number of candidates registered to take the exams in the Natural Science combined tests is 296,158, accounting for 32.9% of the total, while that for combined tests in Social Science is 498,516, accounting for 55.38% of same.

This year, candidates are allowed to register for only one among the two combined tests mentioned above, instead of taking both tests for high school graduation and college/university admissions.

A representative from the MoET’s Quality Management Department said that this adjustment helps candidates choose the most suitable tests that match their abilities, as well as relating to their desired profession in the future and facilitating admission to universities and colleges.

Of the total 900,152 candidates to sit the high school graduation exams, 643,122 have registered to take the exam results as a basis for admission to universities and colleges (accounting for 71.45%), down 9,878 compared to 2019.

The 2020 national high school graduation exams will take place on August 9-10.

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