Friday, June 28, 2013

Cuba Confronts Massive Test Fraud

Cuba Confronts Massive Test Fraud
June 27, 2013
Pre-university examinations annulled

HAVANA TIMES — Cuban authorities today announced the annulment of a
pre-university exam in Havana after the discovery of massive fraud with
stolen math tests, reported DPA news.

Plagiarism affected "quite a few municipalities of the capital" said the
official Granma newspaper, without elaborating.

According to the paper, two professors of a senior high school in the
capital stole the math tests given to eleventh grade students as final
exams throughout Havana.

The answers were sold afterwards to large numbers of students. Several
parents admitted paying for the test, according to "Granma".

Also, many students "resold" the exams and answers and extended "the
fraud to many of the municipalities" that make up the capital city, said
the newspaper.

Both teachers in the municipality of Arroyo Naranjo, on the outskirts of
Havana, and a worker from the downtown Cerro district, have been
arrested for theft, said Granma.

The authorities decided to make public what happened "when the
investigations were concluded."

The Cuban Ministry of Education determined that the test was annulled
and will be repeated on July 1 throughout the province of the The City
of Havana.

Cuba's pre-universities (10-12 grades) are currently undergoing final
exams. The next course begins in September.

Source: "Stolen Tests Lead to Massive Fraud in Havana" -

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