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Party members receive warning after exam cheating scandal

Update: August, 02/2019 - 08:00

 

Inspectors re-check all periods of the Hòa Bình national high school exam after the case was discovered. — Photo nld.com.vn

HÒA BÌNH — The Hòa Bình Party Executive Committee on Thursday disciplined two Party members for their involvement in the national high school graduation exam cheating scandal last year.

The two men are Bùi Văn Cửu, member of the provincial Party Committee’s standing board, vice chairman of the provincial People's Committee and head of the provincial steering committee for the national high school exam 2017-18, and Bùi Trọng Đắc, secretary of the provincial Party Committee, director of the provincial Department of Education and Training and chairman of the exam board.

With most votes from Party members in agreement, the Hòa Bình Party Executive Committee gave Cửu a warning. Investigations showed that Cửu, as a leader of the provincial exam steering committee, did not conduct proper inspections and supervision throughout different periods of the exam, especially while marking test papers.

Since then, as many as 65 candidates received higher marks than their original ones causing serious consequences.

As many as seven workers of the provincial educational sector were temporarily detained for further investigation.

Most Party members proposed to cashier Đắc’s positions in the Party committee for his mistakes.

He also lacked supervision during the exam, especially during the marking of exam papers.

Earlier last Sunday, the Hòa Bình Party Committee gave a warning to Nguyễn Đức Lương, deputy director of the provincial Department of Education and Training, deputy head of the exam steering committee and head of the exam questions printing committee.

A warning was also given to two deputy heads of the exam steering committee, including Nguyễn Thị Hường, deputy director of the provincial Department of Education and Training, and Nguyễn Văn Thành, deputy director of the provincial Police Department.

Doubts over the high school exam results in Hòa Bình were raised last year after the province announced that it had 27 students scoring nine points or higher in maths, accounting for 4.7 per cent of the country.

Investigation showed that the exam results of 65 students had been raised. With a maximum score of ten, some students had their test scores raised by 0.2 to 9.25. — VNS

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