Zero tolerance for exam cheats

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KUWAIT CITY, Feb 2: The Ministry of Education (MoE) is moving to introduce radical amendments to the mechanism for implementing secondary school exams, and changing them in a way that ensures that modern and electronic cheating methods do not succeed in achieving imaginary success and superiority, reports Al-Jarida daily.

The daily said, the proposal is submitted by the Board of Directors of the Ahmadi Education District, headed by the Director General Walid ibn Ghaith, under the title ‘A Modern and Developed Vision’, which is currently being studied after it was officially handed over to the Undersecretary of the Ministry by designation, Osama Al-Sultan, and is expected to be submitted to the Minister of Education and Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Dr. Hamad Al- Adwani in the next few days.

The proposal revealed the development of a modern system for exams that copes with the huge development in modern cheating methods, and the system relies on a significant reduction in the number of those dealing with exams, so that responsibility can be limited to the smallest number of people to control the process, in addition to introducing modern technology in the process of printing papers, And the abolition of the central printing press and the transfer boxes of tests.

The proposal stated that the new mechanism is based on the fact that the director general sets up exam questions and uploads them electronically through a system for exams that relies on “data encryption” and its confidentiality, and no one can view the questions, including the head of the examination department, whose role will be limited to choosing one of them and send it electronically to secret rooms in all schools, so that question papers can be printed there. He pointed out that these secret rooms will be equipped with surveillance cameras and each school will have its questions papers sealed with a special watermark, so that any leaked question paper can be tracked.

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