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148 sit for best student exams

By Phommuny

(KPL) One hundred and forty-eight students of Matthayom 4 and 7 (grades 9 and 12) across the country are attending the Best Student Examination 2014, held between 22 and 25 April at the National University of Laos.

The opening ceremony for the examination was held on 22 April in the presence of Deputy Minister of Education and Sports Mr Lytou Bouapao, teachers and students.

The examination will cover mathematics, Lao language, literature, physics and chemistry.

This year’s examination sees 68 students sitting for the Matthayom 4 category and eighty students for the Matthayom 7 category, according to Mr Lytou.

Last year saw the exam split into two categories: one for ordinary students and another one for gifted students. However, this year’s examination is designed for both ordinary and gift students.

"The best student examination is an opportunity for students to show their competence, knowledge and gifts and creativity, and for the top three who have passed recent exams to win scholarships to pursue their education at higher level universities,"said Mr Lytou.

The winners in each subject will be selected as representative students of the Lao PDR to take part in regional and international examination events.

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