Pupils pay a price for paper leak

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Pupils pay a price for paper leak

Over 600 students in the UAE who viewed a leaked biology question paper have received a zero grade, Education Minister Humaid Mohammed Al Qattami confirmed. After the leak occurred of the Secondary School Certificate biology paper of Class 12, Art Group, 633 pupils, 2.57 per cent of students, were given a fail grade for viewing an advanced copy of the paper.

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Published: Fri 29 Jun 2012, 8:48 AM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 11:55 AM

At a Press conference on Thursday, Al Qattami confirmed the biology exam leak but denied that Islamic education papers were accessed by students prior to the exam. He said an investigation committee revealed the leak.

Al Qattami said the cheating was not confined to one emirate, but covered all the education zones in the country. He added that the ministry has mapped out a plan to confront such situations in the future.

Strict penalties will be levied against those who caused the leak of question paper exams, he said. Investigations are going on to identify all parties involved in the incident.



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