Exam Results Out: 66% Pass Cambodia's Grade 12 Examination

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Re: Exam Results Out: 66% Pass Cambodia's Grade 12 Examination

Post by taabarang » Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:57 pm

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Now to the point of your questions. Year 12 certificates are given to everyone who attends year 12 - regardless of grades, and including fails. This is not uncommon, it's just an attendance and grades sheet. Passing or failing is a secondary concern. If you do well, you can enter a bachelor program at university. If you don't, you do a bridging program for a year (for a set of fees) and then enter a bachelor program at university. "

Stroppy much of what you say is spot on, however there are some minor points I take issue with. I prefer to do it in person. Please pm me your phone number and I'll be in touch. Cheers, taa
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Re: Exam Results Out: 66% Pass Cambodia's Grade 12 Examination

Post by Arget » Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:59 pm

As with today's stunners in the big house who wear Chinese made rose coloured ones............... =@
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Re: Exam Results Out: 66% Pass Cambodia's Grade 12 Examination

Post by John Bingham » Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:12 pm

prahocalypse now wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:45 am
The Labour Ministry yesterday encouraged students who failed the national exam to apply for scholarships ...
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50534036/o ... -students/

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Not only here. Did you read the article? It's about vocational and technical training.
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Re: Exam Results Out: 66% Pass Cambodia's Grade 12 Examination

Post by prahocalypse now » Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:32 pm

John Bingham wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:12 pm
prahocalypse now wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:45 am
The Labour Ministry yesterday encouraged students who failed the national exam to apply for scholarships ...
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50534036/o ... -students/

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... Did you read the article? It's about vocational and technical training.
Yes. It's obviously better for all these people who failed the high school finals to become hairdressers, chefs, and motor mechanics rather than going to medical school and becoming doctors. Leave that for the students who at least got an 'E' grade. But the idea of rewarding students, who in most cases failed due to laziness rather than a lack of intelligence or ability, seems absurd. At least make them pay for their vocational and technical training. If they can't afford that, there is always the garment factory or motodopping.
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Re: Exam Results Out: 66% Pass Cambodia's Grade 12 Examination

Post by khmerhamster » Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:57 pm

prahocalypse now wrote:
John Bingham wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:12 pm
prahocalypse now wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:45 am
The Labour Ministry yesterday encouraged students who failed the national exam to apply for scholarships ...
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50534036/o ... -students/

Only in Cambodia
... Did you read the article? It's about vocational and technical training.
Yes. It's obviously better for all these people who failed the high school finals to become hairdressers, chefs, and motor mechanics rather than going to medical school and becoming doctors. Leave that for the students who at least got an 'E' grade. But the idea of rewarding students, who in most cases failed due to laziness rather than a lack of intelligence or ability, seems absurd. At least make them pay for their vocational and technical training. If they can't afford that, there is always the garment factory or motodopping.
You do realise that only around 30% of kids who start school even make it to grade 12. Whether they pass or fail they are still likely amongst the best educated in the country at that age. And the national exams aren’t exactly a wonderful barometer in discriminating student ability. I am convinced the marking process is riddled with errors - the MoE have admitted that they accidentally gave zero marks to a stack of maths papers. Most likely only noticed because a maths gold medal winner received an F grade.
Yeah, some will be lazy but in my eyes the process, whilst improving, is still far from a fair assessment.

Your plan is going to leave the country with a hell of a lot of motodop drivers.

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Re: Exam Results Out: 66% Pass Cambodia's Grade 12 Examination

Post by prahocalypse now » Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:04 pm

khmerhamster wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:57 pm
prahocalypse now wrote:
John Bingham wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:12 pm


Your plan is going to leave the country with a hell of a lot of motodop drivers.
Not really. When the surplus of motodops becomes too high, and there isn't enough work for all of them to make a living, they'll begin dying of starvation.
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Re: Exam Results Out: 66% Pass Cambodia's Grade 12 Examination

Post by Duncan » Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:13 pm

prahocalypse now wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:04 pm
khmerhamster wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:57 pm
prahocalypse now wrote:
John Bingham wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:12 pm


Your plan is going to leave the country with a hell of a lot of motodop drivers.
Not really. When the surplus of motodops becomes too high, and there isn't enough work for all of them to make a living, they'll begin dying of starvation.


Why would they not graduate up to bag snatching for a living.
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Re: Exam Results Out: 66% Pass Cambodia's Grade 12 Examination

Post by khmerhamster » Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:26 pm

prahocalypse now wrote:
khmerhamster wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:57 pm
prahocalypse now wrote:
John Bingham wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:12 pm


Your plan is going to leave the country with a hell of a lot of motodop drivers.
Not really. When the surplus of motodops becomes too high, and there isn't enough work for all of them to make a living, they'll begin dying of starvation.
Apologies. You have though this through.
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Re: Exam Results Out: 66% Pass Cambodia's Grade 12 Examination

Post by StroppyChops » Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:41 pm

taabarang wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:57 pm
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Now to the point of your questions. Year 12 certificates are given to everyone who attends year 12 - regardless of grades, and including fails. This is not uncommon, it's just an attendance and grades sheet. Passing or failing is a secondary concern. If you do well, you can enter a bachelor program at university. If you don't, you do a bridging program for a year (for a set of fees) and then enter a bachelor program at university. "

Stroppy much of what you say is spot on, however there are some minor points I take issue with. I prefer to do it in person. Please pm me your phone number and I'll be in touch. Cheers, taa
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Re: Exam Results Out: 66% Pass Cambodia's Grade 12 Examination

Post by newkidontheblock » Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:52 pm

prahocalypse now wrote:
John Bingham wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:12 pm
prahocalypse now wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:45 am
The Labour Ministry yesterday encouraged students who failed the national exam to apply for scholarships ...
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50534036/o ... -students/

Only in Cambodia
... Did you read the article? It's about vocational and technical training.
Yes. It's obviously better for all these people who failed the high school finals to become hairdressers, chefs, and motor mechanics rather than going to medical school and becoming doctors. Leave that for the students who at least got an 'E' grade. But the idea of rewarding students, who in most cases failed due to laziness rather than a lack of intelligence or ability, seems absurd. At least make them pay for their vocational and technical training. If they can't afford that, there is always the garment factory or motodopping.
In the western world, mechanics, plumbers, and construction workers are paid quite well. The big complaint is that there aren’t enough vocational workers to fill demand.

I didn’t realize that Khmer who fail high school finals are a shoo-in for medical school in the KOW.

Guess it’s just another difference between Cambodia and the West.
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