Corruption and Cheating a Way of Life for Cambodia Students (2)

“All the student always look documents and all the teachers always take some money from the student because the teachers said that if you don’t pay money for me I will catch your document all so you can not look it and today I am very happy because I passed examination and the first I want to say my parent that support me every time and after graduate from the high school I will go to university of Royal Phnom Penh and the faculty of English literature.”

Saturday, 27 August 2011 14:30 Borin Noun

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In Cambodia the results this year national high school exam have been announced.

More than 80 percent of the more than hundred thousand students who sat for the exam passed.

The government has hailed the result as positive but as Borin Noun reports a culture of corruption mean the rich have an unfair advantage.

Students earning listen to their exam results at the Bang Keng Kang high school in the centre of the capital Phnom Penh.

The results here in this well-funded school are high, 90 percent of the students here passed.

But they are not shy to admit that money played a part in their success.

Heng Moniroth said he paid 40 US dollars to his exam supervisors to get advanced copies of the exam.

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