A media training college has said it will decide within 10 days on what action to take against a teacher caught in a grade-buying scandal.
Headmaster of the Central Broadcasting Television College I, Dinh Van Manh, and secretary of its Communist Party cell, Duong Van Tuan, came to the Hanoi office of Thanh Nien which had made the expose based on a tape it received from a student Tuesday and said that the school was holding an inquiry and that its outcome would be announced on August 19.
Do Duc Trong, the accused teacher and deputy dean of the journalism faculty, had been told to make a detailed report. The school had set up a disciplinary committee to hear the charges.
Ironically, Trong is currently in the trial period prior to admission into the party.
He was caught on the tape instructing a student to make marks in green ink on her exam paper so that it could be easily recognised.
Trong has since admitted to Thanh Nien that he had indeed instructed the student to code her papers.
The school has been plagued by several scandals involving other teachers. Do Tu Dong admitted to the police last month to awarding higher grades in return for sex. Pham Hong Duy trashed a student’s records after the latter reported his corruption.
During their visit to Thanh Nien, the school officials also promised to investigate another case involving a married male teacher and his affair with a girl student who was expelled for becoming pregnant.
The case was raised by journalists.