Monday, September 25, 2017

Matric exams to be held in Laukkai military compound

Clashes between armed ethnic groups near Laukkai township, in the Kokang Self-Administered Zone in Shan State, have forced the authorities to move the matriculation exams centre for students to a military compound.

The exams which start today, will be held at No (2) Basic Education High School Laukkai instead of No (1) Basic Education High School for security reasons, said U Khine Myae, Director General of the Department of Basic Education.

“The No (2) school is situated in a military compound. We chose the place because it is safe for both the students and the teachers,” said U Khine Myae.

An officer from northern Shan State Education Office said the exams will not be disrupted by the clashes and will be held as scheduled.

“We will hold the exams according to the schedule. About 100 students from Laukkai will sit for the matriculation exams,” said the officer.

A total of 16,386 students from northern Shan State are registered to take the exams, he said.

According to Myanmar Examinations Department, about 780,000 students nationwide will sit for matriculation exams which will he held from today to March 17.