the Minister of Education Tarek Shawky - File photo
CAIRO – 18 June 2017: The Education Ministry denied Sunday two leaked exams circulated on social media as “incorrect,” announcing that the leakers were detained.
Pictures of exam papers claimed to be for Chemistry were posted by the “Shawmeng Helps Students Cheat” Facebook page that is known for leaking exams of different educational grades. Psychology and Sociology exam was allegedly leaked as well.
Head of Public Education sector and Head of the General Secondary examinations, Reda Hegazy, stated that the nationwide Chemistry, Psychology and Sociology high school exams were fake.
A committee belongs to the Ministry of Education has been established to follow up on the issue.
According to Hegazy, students involved in posting alleged leaked exams were detained.
Leaking of exams has been a commonly widespread phenomenon in Egypt in recent years.
Social media and smartphones have made it easier for exams to leak around. Therefore, the government has introduced a new high school examination paper called the “Booklet” designed to put an end to online cheating and exam leaks.
Hegazy stated that the new examination paper system will prevent the leaking of exam papers. However, he also mentioned that the new system is a short-term solution to the country’s exam paper leaking problem.
About 563,000 students will take this year’s final exams for their pre-university education.