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University prepares for Entrance Exam Registration

Date of Publication: 19 June 2017; Source: Vientiane Times

The National University of Laos (NUoL) estimates that it will accept an intake of about 7,000 students to study at its 13 faculties in 2017-18.

Officials are preparing to propose final numbers to the Ministry of Education and Sports.

Actual numbers will be announced to the public after the Ministry offers its verdict on the proposal, an official in charge of the matter at NUoL told Vientiane Times on Friday. According to NUOL, the university will offer application forms from June 26-July 19.

Entrance exam registration will begin on June 28 and close on July 19.

Exams are scheduled to be held on July 25 in subjects including physics, mathematics, chemistry, literature, biology, geography and history.

The results will be announced a few weeks later.

Graduates with higher diploma degrees from other colleges and state and private educational institutions throughout the country who seek to enter studies for bachelor’s degree at faculties of NUoL should follow announcements for registration after the regular entrance exams have been completed.

During the previous 2016-17 academic year, the university held entrance exams on August 11, 2016.

Over 10,000 students sat the entrance exams in subjects including physics, mathematics, chemistry, literature, geography and history.

Large numbers of students registered to study in the Faculties of Economics and Business Management, Law and Political Science, Letters and Social Science.

Officials of NUoL were not willing to estimate the number of students set to sit the entrance exams this year.

The final figure may vary according to the number of candidates and new graduates from upper secondary level exams (Grade 7), the official said.

In the 2016-17 academic year, a total of 62,254 students at state and private schools around the country were sitting upper secondary level exams in 2,997 exam rooms over 281 examination centres.

Running from June 20-21, these exams were in the subjects mathematics, literature, physics and history.

The number of students increased by 4,163 this year, with 10 additional exam centres being utilised along with another 202 rooms.

In the capital, more than 10,000 students from 89 schools are sitting the upper secondary school exams in 22 exam centres and 499 exam rooms.

According to Vientiane Education and Sports Department of Ministry of Education and Sports, the department is expecting 98 percent of the capital’s students to pass secondary school exams this year.

Each year, 97-98 percent of students in the capital graduate from their upper secondary school studies.

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