One hundred forty-two students of Matthayom 4 and 7 (grades 9 and 12), representing each province across the country, took part in the National Best Student Exam 2017 on April 25 at the National University of Laos.
The results of the National Best Student Exam 2017 will be announced on April 28.
The opening ceremony for the annual examination was attended by the Deputy Minister of Education and Sports, Mr Kongsy Sengmany, the Director General of Secondary Education Department, Ms Sisouk Vongvichit, teachers and students.
The examination for Matthayom 4 and 7 comprised mathematics, Lao Langue-literature, physics and chemistry.
This year’s examination witnessed 72 students sitting the Matthayom 4 category including 29 females, and 70 students in the Matthayom 7 category including 28 females.
Oudomxay province was unable to select its top year 7 students for math and chemistry this year.
The National Best Student Exam is an opportunity for students to show their competence, knowledge, gifts and creativity. The top three in each category will be granted a scholarship to pursue education at higher educational institutes, said Ms Sisouk.
As part of the annual exam programme, the contestants will also take part in a quiz on April 27 where questions on science and social studies will be asked.
The winner of each subject will represent Lao PDR in regional and international exam events.
Source: Lao News Agency