From left: Nguyễn Thị Thu Loan, Nguyễn Thị Hồng Chung, Bùi Thanh Trà. Photo: The Ministry of Public Security of Vietnam

Three teachers in Vietnam were arrested this week after authorities claimed they were involved in a case of cheating in public examinations.

On April 24, the Ministry of Public Security in Vietnam launched legal proceedings against Nguyen Thi Thu Loan, 40, Nguyen Ti Hong Chung, 39, and Bui Thanh Tra, 39, and accused them of being involved in an exam-cheating scandal in Hot Binh province, Viet Nam News reported.

The three teachers from different high schools were charged with abuse of power while performing their duties. Police said the three increased the grades of some students’ literature tests when they graded them.

Exam scores for Hoa Binh and Son La provinces were found to be among the highest in the country for university admission exams in 2018, which prompted the Ministry of Education and Training (MoET) to re-grade the tests.

Up to 140 tests taken by 56 students were found to have been modified to get better scores. The final scores varied and were improved by 0.2 to 9.25 points. The modified tests were to be dismissed.

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