Over 600,000 Hopefuls Set to Take Burma’s Matriculation Exam

By The Irrawaddy 23 February 2016

RANGOON — The dates for Burma’s national matriculation exam for the 2015-16 academic year have been set for March 9 to 18, and a total of 671,431students both inside and outside the country have registered at 1,470 testing centers, state media reported on Tuesday.

The Ministry of Education’s board of examinations department on Monday disseminated admission cards to all registered students except for those in Rangoon Division, who will receive documentation on Wednesday.

According to reports, Rangoon Division tops the list of most registered test-takers, with 109,165 students set to take the matriculation exam next month, while Karenni State, with 4,874 students, has the least amount. Ninety-eight students residing in 17 foreign countries are also registered to sit the exam.