VietNamNet Bridge – After the high school final exams finished, a video clip showing students cribbing from each other appeared on a series of websites. Meanwhile, at a press conference held by the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) to review the finals, the ministry affirmed that the finals were serious and fair.
The clips shows students asking each other questions, giving each other papers with answers, discussing the way to solve questions right in the classrooms with the witness of proctors. Especially, the proctors closed their eyes on what was happening, and some of them even gave the keys to students for copying.
Director of the Bac Giang provincial Education and Training Department Nguyen Duc Hien admitted that the images in the clip were the ones at the Doi Ngo people founded school in the province. This happened at the chemistry exam on the afternoon of June 2.
Hien said that the education and training department has decided to suspend the president, deputy president of the exam council at the Doi Ngo High School and proctors. The teachers would not be allowed to mark exam papers. Meanwhile, the case has been reported to MOET.
The images about the activities of cheating at the exams do not surprise anyone who believes that the scenes can be seen at any schools and any exam rooms in Vietnam, the education where students try to cheat at exams, while proctors close their eyes to the cribbing, so as to help the students get high school diploma which allows them to get a job later to earn their living.
The thing they are more interested in is who filmed the scenes. The police have found out that the person who filmed the scene was a student, who also attended the final exams. However, the instigator is Do Danh Ngoc, who was once the teacher of the Doi Ngo High School.
And now the fates of the student, who recorded the scene and the teacher – instigator, have become the hottest topic in the discussions.
Hien of the Bac Giang provincial education department affirmed that the student – examinee violated the exam regulations. Though he took the credit of providing proofs about the wrongdoings, he would be disciplined because he brought camera into the exam room.
Both Ngoc and the student now feel worried about what would happen to them. Ngoc told the press that at first, he intended not to post the clip on Internet before MOET declares the exam marks to be sure that the student passes the exam. However, the clip hit the public sooner than expected. Ngoc sent the clip to Dang Viet Khoa, a former teacher, who was famous for his action of denouncing the wrongdoings at a final exam some years ago. Khoa accidentally let the clip out to the press.
Ngoc said that in previous years, when he worked as the teacher of the Doi Ngo people founded school, students had to pay money “to serve the examination activities”, which he believed was paid for “underground fee.” He also said that the exam questions were brought out of the exam rooms and then the answer were brought back to exam rooms to students to copy.
Minister of Education and Training Pham Vu Luan has affirmed that the student violated the regulations when filming during the exam hours. However, he said the ministry would think carefully about how to treat the student. The most important thing educators need to do is to make him understand his violations to help him grow up into a good citizen of the society.