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Cambodian students caught cheating in exams face jail

Phnom Penh - A Cambodian anti-corruption body warned high school students and their teachers that they could face jail if they are caught cheating in national examinations, local media reported Wednesday.

Om Yentieng, chairman of the Anti-Corruption Unit, instructed teachers attending an anti-corruption training course on Tuesday that they should inform the body if they see other teachers or students involved in cheating in the exams in July.

"Anti-corruption education for secondary school from grade 10 to 12 is a beginning point for students’ behaviour change for avoiding to commit immorality," The Cambodia Daily reported Yentieng as saying.

Cheating is endemic in the Cambodian school system, with students regularly bribing proctors, and photocopies of exam papers leaked and sold openly outside schools.

DPA


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