More than 50 students from Obo prison and four from Mandalay School for the Deaf will sit the 2017-2018 academic year matriculation exam scheduled for March.
The Education Ministry will issue the lists of chair numbers on February 19.
The principal of the Mandalay School for the Deaf said: “Last year, one out of nine students passed the exam. This year, four students – two males and two females – have registered to sit the exam.
“Sign language interpreters will help students translate exam questions. The ministry will allow interpreters for 15 minutes. The normal exam would take three hours, but they will get three-and-a-half hours to sit the exam. They will have to sit the exam at the separate exam center at No.31 basic education high school.”
Cho Win Tun, deputy director of the Correlation Department, said: “This year, 55 students from Obo prison will sit the exam. Last year, only 11 students sat the exam.”
The matriculation exam will be held from March 7 to 16 nationwide.