Education Ministry gets names of cheating officials
The Department of Special Investigation (DSI) has given the Education Ministry the exam room layout, plus the names of civil servants allegedly involved in cheating in an examination to recruit 2,000 teaching assistants.Deputy Education Minister Sermsak Pongpanich and DSI will announce the details at a press conference today.
DSI chief Tarit Pengdith said yesterday the DSI had found that in some cases the exam paper had been leaked in exchange for payment, while some used electronic devices to receive answers and others had somebody else take the test on their behalf.
He said the DSI would present its findings for consideration by the ministry, and get the exam results cancelled in some areas where clear evidence of cheating was found.
The DSI has a list of high and middle-ranking officials allegedly found involved in the cheating, but it will wait for the Special Cases Committee to take up the matter before conducting a further in-depth investigation and checking on monetary transactions and relations of those involved, he said.
The Teacher Civil Service and Educational Personnel Commission was scheduled to decide on Friday on how to proceed with the exam results.