Phnom Penh (FN), Feb. 2 – Cambodian prime minister Hun Sen appreciated the reform of the national high school exam for nearly 10 years since education minister Hang Chuon Naron took over, which has ended the culture of intervention and become a competitive learning movement.

The premier spoke during a meeting with more than 1,000 students, who received Grade A from the examination, on Thursday morning (Feb 2) at OCIC, Phnom Penh.

The reform also ended the culture of bringing into the exam center the electronic equipment and cheating culture, and instead encouraged study hard in order to pass the exam, the premier underlined.

“The exam reform is a build-up to the efforts of the students themselves,” said premier Hun Sen. "The fact that parents and guardians have encouraged their children to study hard is a big change compared to student behaviors in the past.”

Samdech continued, "in terms of the sub-national level, the authorities have been working hard [to promote learning efforts] to be competitive among provinces.”

The Royal Government continues to support and promote the reform of the national exam, which makes it a good national movement to inspire study-hard concept and this movement will not be allowed to go backwards, the premier added.