YANGON (Xinhua): Myanmar's Ministry of Education said on Friday (June 9) that 67.87 per cent of students have passed their high school graduation exam for the 2022-2023 academic year.
A total of 161,850 students sat for the university entrance exam for the academic year. Of them, 109,851 students passed the exam, the education ministry said.
This year's pass rate was up, as compared to 46.88 percentage points from the 2021-2022 academic year, official data showed.
Myanmar held the nationwide matriculation exam for the 2022-2023 academic year in March this year with 863 exam centres, including five overseas exam centres.
From the overseas exam centres, 10 students passed the matriculation exam, with a passing rate of 90.91 per cent, the ministry's figures showed.
According to the education ministry, 4,108 students, or 63.86 per cent of entrants, in Myanmar's capital Naypyidaw passed the exam this year, while 15,285 students, or 64.20 per cent of entrants, in Yangon region passed the exam.
In Myanmar, students take the matriculation examination before joining universities. A high score in the exam is needed to enroll in the Southeast Asian country's famous higher education institutions.