21 Dec 2012

1,500 PNG high school cheats miss out on tertiary training

12:32 pm on 21 December 2012

Nearly ten percent of the Papua New Guinea grade 12 students who sat this year's national examinations have been accused of cheating.

The Post Courier reports that more than 1,500 students out of a total of just over 17,000 have been disqualified from consideration for tertiary study next year.

The paper says this means the grade 12 students from 11 schools will be overlooked during the national selectors' conference in Port Moresby, and face an uncertain future, with little or no further education prospects from next year.

It says the national selectors were not satisfied with the authenticity of the marks submitted for their consideration by the Department of Education's measurement services unit.