Another teacher in the Central Broadcasting and Television College I in northern Ha Nam province is under suspicion of involvement in a “grade-buying” ring to help students pass graduate exams.
A letter with a secretly recorded tape was sent to Thanh Nien newspaper Monday August 7 by a female student, accusing Do Duc Trong, deputy Dean of Journalism Faculty in the College of having instructed her to encode exam papers to have them easily identified for graders.
The tape of the alleged conversation had been recorded July 23 in Trong’s private house, before the graduation exam took place.
After directing the student on how to pull off the trick by using an green-inked pen and writing special codes in the paper, Trong said he could only make it [grade buying] happen with help of others [markers].
It turned out that there must have been many other people behind the plot, which surely involve the examiners and the school management.
Speaking with Thanh Nien reporters, Trong came clean that he had really instructed that female student to code her papers.
However, ironically enough, Trong claimed that his motivation was just to help her pass the exam, and money wasn’t involved.
A careful scrutiny of exam papers done in this year and even in previous years is thus a must now in order to expose more possible “grade-buying” rings, Thanh Nien reporters said.