Northern Ha Nam provincial police signed a decision Tuesday to summon a teacher accused of giving higher grades in exchange for sex, a police official told Thanh Nien.
The decision followed a request by the Ministry of Public Security for a report on allegations that Do Tu Dong, deputy dean of Journalism in the province’s Central Broadcasting and Television College I forced a girl student into sex in exchange for higher graduation marks.
Colonel Nguyen Thanh Binh, deputy director of the province police, said that they had begun the investigation when the scandal was posted in Thanh Nien newspaper last Thursday.
The disgraced teacher, who admitted his wrongdoings to the college’s disciplinary board and the police, was fired Sunday July 30.
The Colonel said that though the teacher had driven her to the hotel, the act did not constitute criminal activity.
They also intended to question the victim in the case.
Though the college has approved graduation for the victim, the police have ordered the college re-grade her two exams to confirm allegations they were manipulated, the colonel added.
He confirmed that they would investigate further into allegations that rampant grade buying occurs in the college.
Last Friday, another female student sent Thanh Nien a tape in which she described the process of ‘buying grades’ from Dong, alleged to be part of the grade buying system in the college.
She said Dong did not look at her exam paper, but gave her an 8 [out of 10] after the ‘buying’ process.