YANGON, March 16 (Xinhua) -- A matriculation examination center in Mongton, Myanmar's eastern Shan state, has been burned and destroyed by an unidentified group amid the examination period, the local Voice reported Thursday.
The exam center is located at a basic education high school in Naung Pa Yin ward.
The desks at the class room were burned at 6:00 a.m. local time (2330 GMT Tuesday) on Wednesday, the report said, adding that the police were making investigation into the case.
A total of 767,000 students have been sitting for matriculation or university entrance examinations nationwide in Myanmar which began on March 8.
The nine-day examinations, which will last until Friday, are being held in 1,577 examination centers across the country and 17 examination centers abroad.
Students in Myanmar are set to sit for the matriculation examination before being enrolled in universities.
After the end of the matriculation examinations, schools will be closed for summer holidays in the country until it is reopened in June, the start of rainy season.