Schools throughout the country are ready for the 2013 high school graduation exam, the Ministry of Education and Training announced on May 23.

A total of 946,064 students will sit for the high school graduation examination this year nationwide, a reduction of 17,507 compared to last year’s figure.

Local authorities have also got their response plans ready in case of unexpected incidents such as natural disasters and epidemics.

The northern mountainous province of Cao Bang will provide support in terms of transportation and accommodation to students in remote areas who have to travel far to sit for the exam. The province has arranged 30 exam locations for over 6,000 local high school students.

In the central province of Phu Yen, this year, over 1,200 students, including 335 of ethnic minority groups, will sit for examinations in 28 spots. Relevant agencies have checked the facilities and electricity supply at all the exam spots, ensuring the best conditions for the students during the examinations.-VNA