Po­lice Ar­rest Bands for Trad­ing Exam An­swer Keys

The Kurdish Globe - - SPORTS -

Kur­dish se­cu­rity forces have de­tained a num­ber of teach­ers and stu­dents sus­pected of re­mov­ing grade 12 ex­ams from schools the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion, as au­thor­i­ties in­ves­ti­gate how the an­swer key to a na­tional exam was leaked to so­cial me­dia ear­lier this week.

Head of the ed­u­ca­tion di­rec­torate in Su­laimani, Dil­shad Omer, told NRT on Thurs­day (June 9) that the group ar­rested had been ac­cused of sell­ing an­swer keys to the exam that stu- dents across the were set to take.

Sim­i­larly, Er­bil po­lice spokesman Ho­gir Aziz told NRT that forces in the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion’s cap­i­tal city de­tained 10 stu­dents who at­tempted to photograph exam pa­pers us­ing mo­bile phones and other de­vices.

“The stu­dents agreed among them­selves to take the exam sheets out,” Aziz said. “The stu­dents had mo­bile de­vices hid­den in their shoes when they were ar- re­gion rested.”

Aziz added that the group was later re­leased on bail and that no teach­ers were part of that group.

The spokesman of Garmiyan dis­trict’s po­lice force, Ali Ja­mal, said four teach­ers in that area were de­tained June 9 for tak­ing part in a con­spir­acy to tam­per with ex­ams.

“The judge is­sued an ar­rest or­der for four teach­ers, in­clud­ing exam hall heads,” Ja­mal added. “The teach­ers, who are res­i­dents of Kifri and Kalar, have been sus­pended from their work.”

The Kur­dis­tan Stu­dents Or­ga­ni­za­tion (KSO) an­nounced on June 5 that copies of a grade 12 exam were posted to so­cial me­dia half an hour be­fore the exam was sched­uled to take place.

The gen­eral di­rec­tor of ed­u­ca­tion in Su­laimaini con­firmed on June 8 that copies of ex­ams had been leaked be­fore stu­dents be­gan their ex­ams.

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