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More officials charged for exam scandal

Update: September, 15/2019 - 09:00
Investigative police enter the Hòa Bình Department of Education and Training to search offices of people related to the exam scandal. — Photo

HÀ NỘI — The Ministry of Public Security (MoPS) on Saturday arrested a former official of Hòa Bình Province Police for taking advantage of his position and rights while on duty.

Khương Ngọc Chất, 44, was former head of the Internal Political Security Division under the Hòa Bình Police.

Also related to the case, the MoSP last Friday prosecuted six people who were teachers and leaders of different divisions under the Hòa Bình Department of Education and Training for the same offense.

The ministry also began legal proceedings against Đỗ Mạnh Tuấn, deputy principal of the Lạc Thủy District Boarding School for Ethnic Minority Students for receiving bribes, and Hồ Chúc, a teacher of the Thanh Hà High School for giving bribes.

All of the charges were related to the national high school graduation exam scandal last year.  

The scandal was brought to light when Hòa Bình and Sơn La provinces' maths scores were found to be some of the highest in the country in the 2018 high school exams.

The Ministry of Education and Training (MoET) re-marked 140 tests from 56 students and concluded the final marks had gaps ranging by between 0.2 and 9.25 points from their actual scores. The maximum score on each individual test is 10. One student had their total score increased by 26.45 points. — VNS

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