BY ALEX DADAMU
Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development (MEHRD) has clarified that claims regarding National Examination Papers leakage are false.
Deputy Secretary of the Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development (MEHRD), Mr. James Bosamata made the revelation at the weekly Talk Back Show on Sunday.
The clarification comes after a post in the social Media (Facebook) has gone viral in the past days and weeks of someone advertising and claiming to have the form 5 English examination paper.
Mr. Bosamata however, revealed that the Ministry has conducted an investigation into the allegations and found it to be false.
He caution the public, parents and students to watch out for con men selling fake exam papers.
“Be careful, do not fall for people selling 2020 exam papers for $100, those papers are fake,” He said.
Mr. Bosamata further said people nowadays will take advantage of the situation and will create or make up examination papers which are fake and then sell it to unsuspecting parents or students for $100.
Meanwhile the MEHRD Deputy Secretary, Mr. Bosamata said according to Ministry of Health, the country still have current positive COVID-19 cases thus schools especially in Honiara emergency zone are advised to continue to implement ‘Incidental Standard Operating Procedures (ISOP)’’.
“Please do not slack down on implementing the ISOP in schools but uphold and maintain it.
“MEHRD in the meantime makes a nationwide call for everyone both parents and the public to offer prayers and support for the students to do well in their examinations during this COVID-19 period,” Mr. Bosamata said.
Sunday Isles Newspaper understands that Forms 5 and 6 will begin their exams today, Monday 9th November while Forms 3 will start their examination on Tuesday 10th November.
Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development (MEHRD) Permanent Secretary, Dr. Franco Rodie in an earlier statement said the examinations will run for two weeks starting from 9th until 20th November 2020.
Dr. Rodie in the statement made clarification that due to the by-election of Central Honiara and North East Guadalcanal constituency scheduled to be held on 18th November 2020, all examinations for that day will be suspended and moved to the following day on 19th November 2020.