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Zero marks for 42

Tevita Vuibau
Thursday, January 17, 2013

FORTY-two students from five different schools in the country have been given zero marks on separate subjects in their Fiji School Leaving Certificate Examination.

This after the Ministry of Education found evidence of malpractice in the papers.

The decision comes just weeks after the ministry gave zero marks in Biology to 11 students of Labasa Sangam College for cheating in their Fiji Seventh Form Examination.

Confirming this yesterday, acting Minister for Education Commander Viliame Naupoto said the ministry went through its normal processes and was satisfied with the outcome.

"When these students come to collect their marks, they will be informed of the reason that they have been given zero. At the moment, I do not have the details on which papers malpractice was found in," Cmdr Naupoto said.

He said the names of the students and the schools would be witheld by the ministry.

"The ministry's decision is final and I don't think any of these students will be allowed to have a recount," he added.

Cmdr Naupoto said permanent secretary for Education Dr Brij Lal would have more details on the case.

Dr Lal however, was unavailable for a comment yesterday.


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