HCMC – The HCMC government announced on August 1 that the second round of its national high school graduation exam, which was initially slated for August 5-7, will be canceled due to the worsening Covid-19 situation.
All students that are eligible for the second round of the exam will be cleared by the HCMC Department of Education and Training, following regulations from the Ministry of Education and Training. The department has asked all high schools in the city to inform the eligible candidates about their granted privilege.
The national high school graduation exam is traditionally organized in July for 12th-grade students in Vietnam’s K-12 system. This year’s exam is divided into two rounds.
The first round took place on July 7-8 for the majority of candidates, while the second round is for students who were unable to finish their tests in the first round because of the pandemic.
Data of the HCMC Department of Education and Training showed that over 3,230 students in the city were not able to take part in the first round of the national high school exam due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
There were 88,245 students registering for the exam in the first round, but only 82,978 of them, or 94.03%, attended.