HCMC – The HCMC government has decided that this year’s national high school exam in the city will be held in two phases in line with the Ministry of Education and Training’s schedule following the complicated developments of Covid-19 in the city.
Accordingly, the first phase will be implemented on July 7 and 8, while the second phase will be organized for candidates who are Covid-19 patients, those in direct and indirect contact with Covid-19 cases and those in areas under lockdown, the local media reported.
HCMC Vice Chairman Duong Anh Duc said the city had found it difficult to make the decision, which was based on the municipal Department of Education and Training’s proposal.
All candidates and proctors will undergo Covid-19 tests and must have a negative test result to participate in the exam.
According to the HCMC Department of Education and Training, nearly 89,300 candidates have applied for the national high school exam this year. More than 18,000 teachers and officials will be mobilized for the exam.
The department will provide hand sanitizers, face masks and thermometers at the exam venues. Each venue will have at least two vacant rooms for candidates showing symptoms of cough and fever.
In addition, medical workers will be mobilized for the exam venues.
All candidates and proctors must strictly follow anti-virus measures, such as making health declarations before entering the exam hall, having their body temperature checked at the entrances of exam venues and washing hands at exam rooms and after submitting their exam papers.