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Medical Students Protest Over Exams

More than 300 medical students from three universities gathered for a second day of peaceful protests Friday, claiming the medical school had prevented too many advancements among them.

The students came from the schools of dentistry, pharmacology and medicine, and some claimed they had been prevented from seeing recent exam scores.

“I want to know my score, how much I got,” said Sam Sokheng, a pharmacology student. “In the exam, there were leaked exam papers, to make luck for the rich students and nepotistic students.”

Another student, who asked not to be named, said they had been promised 700 students would advance, but only 500 made the cut-off.

School officials could not be reached for comment.

Rong Chhun, president of the Cambodian Teachers Association, said the school should re-issue exams to avoid accusations of fraud from students.