Three VN ministries target exam cheats

Published: 28/06/2011 05:00



VietNamNet BridgeThe Ministry of Education and Training will take measures to prevent cheating at university entrance exams next month.

Deputy director of the ministry’s Department for Testing and Accreditation Ngo Thanh Hung said the ministry had taken measures to prevent cheats using mobile phones or hiring qualified substitutes to do their exams for them.

The ministry organised a meeting between the ministries of Public Security and Information and Communications and mobile phone providers, including Vinaphone, Mobifone, Viettel, EVN and FPT.

It was agreed they would all co-operate with each other to supervise examination venues.

“All phone calls that last for more than 30 minutes will be checked. If there are any suspected traces, we will carry out investigation,” said Hung.

All of examination management offices throughout Viet Nam will use software to supervise the situation. It will manage candidates’ codes containing information such as name, age, date of birth, place of birth, and schools attended.

This will enable bogus candidates to be detected.

“The number of students working as supervisors will also be limited so that they cannot whisper answers to candidates,” said Hung.

At last year’s uni exams, 119 candidates were suspended for taking mobile phones and documents into exam rooms.

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