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Oman's ministry of education to take stern action against exposed exam frauds
July 09, 2014 , 1 : 27 am GST
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More than 280 violations have marred this year's general diploma examinations with some offenders being stripped of their results or even facing prosecution, the Ministry of Education has reported.
Around 42,500 students took general diploma examination for the academic year 2013-2014 at over 370 centres spread across all the governorates of Oman. Detailed arrangements for supervision were made to ensure there was no cheating or fraud.
The ministry said that despite these efforts, 283 violations of the rules and regulations of examination were reported. These violations were against the ministerial order 2014/3. Among the most serious allegations the ministry is probing is the case of a woman invigilator who was found taking photos of answer sheets of candidates on her mobile phone at one of the examination centres where she was supposed to guard against any violations.
She is alleged to have taken these photos for helping her brother who was taking the examination at another centre. A ministry official said the incident took place during examination of general diploma this year.
There was also another case of illegal use of a mobile phone by an invigilator for examination fraud.
There were a total of eight cases involving invigilators or supervisors who allegedly violated rules in various ways at the examination centres.
Teachers face strict action
They have been found neglecting or ignoring students taking examination or violating the ministerial order regarding administration during the general diploma examination.
The ministry has handed over the papers of the invigilators, who were found violating the law, to the Public Prosecution with all relevant information, proof and witnesses to take legal action against them.
In a statement, the ministry has said that it has also reserved the right to take administrative action against them. It said that it would punish all those who have violated the order "committing or facilitating the fraud".
The details of these cases have been scrutinised by the fact finding committee of the ministry, which is headed by the undersecretary for Educational Planning and Human Resources Development.
The committee has recommended that the 208 offenders should be denied the examination result of one subject while the results of 33 offenders should be cancelled in all subjects and not to promote them for consecutive two years.
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July 10 at 9 : 53 am
Its about time something was done. Corrupt teachers destroy the future of a nation. Teachers are meant to set an example to students. Teachers who allow/help students to cheat just teach that corruption is acceptable. What kind of a message does this give to young people who will go on to be the next workers/leaders of a country?
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