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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – This past weekend 6.3 million people took the Exame Nacional do Ensino Medio (National High School Exam). The annual two-day exam, known as the ENEM, tested the candidates’ knowledge of the sciences, math, social sciences, Portuguese and a foreign language. This year 8.72 million registered to take the exam, with 2.4 million not showing up at testing stations - a 28.65 percent absence rate.

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