Moldova: Schools Probed in Exam Leak Scandal

The Moldovan Ministry of Education has identified three educational institutions suspected of leaking information from the ninth-grade mathematics and Romanian language exams.

Minister of Education Dan Perciun announced that pictures of the exams and their corresponding answer keys were allegedly shared on a Telegram group during the testing period. The Ministry's security protocols for exam materials allowed for the identification of the suspected schools. These cases are currently under investigation by the General Inspectorate of the Police.

"We have already held discussions with school directors," stated Minister Perciun. "Three institutions have been identified thus far. The directors are currently preparing written statements to explain their actions. These statements will be reviewed by the exam committee on Friday. However, based on the evidence, we believe these leaks are undeniable."

This incident follows a recent instance where both the national high school graduation exam and the national middle school graduation exam materials were allegedly compromised and leaked online. The Ministry of Education and Research, along with the National Agency for Curriculum and Evaluation, are actively investigating these prior incidents.

Translation by Iurie Tataru

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