Strict Sanctions for UN Cheating

Republika, page 5

The Ministry of Education and Culture (Kemendikbud) will implement strict sanctions on all parties involved in cheating during the National Exam (UN). These sanctions will be enforced as a stern warning from the government.

Mendikbud Muhadjir Effendy, on Wednesday (12/4), said that Kemendikbud was currently investigating five teachers who were alleged to have cheated during the implementation of the National Based School Exam (USBN) 2017. Mendikbud assured that everyone who was involved in cheating during the UN and USBN would be subject to severe sanction.

Muhadjir stressed that teachers were not allowed to teach the students to cheat. In relating to cheating, the government was not afraid to fire such teachers as the strictest sanction. Muhadjir said that the students were better not answering the questions rather than answering them dishonestly.

Muhadjir added that there were several possible reasons for teachers to be tempted to cheat, for instance there had been no socialization in regard to the content or standard of the questions. Thus, the government will introduce in-house training for the teachers so they will be able to master the content of UN or USBN.

Meanwhile, the Inspector General of Kemendikbud, Daryanto, expressed his appreciation of the police who had caught the students relating to the allegation of selling the UN answers key in Kaong Utara Regency, West Kalimantan. He said that this had been referred to as a criminal case and his department had submitted the case to the police for investigation.


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