Six charged in foreign language test scandal

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The People's Supreme Prosecutor has filed charges against six former officials and teachers for helping applicants for South Korean work permits cheat on a requisite language exam in exchange for over VND1 billion (US$51,308).


According to the indictment, Do Thai Son, former vice director of the Central Vocational College of Transportation No.1's Practice Center, and five people disguised as supervisors to enter an examination held las April at Hanoi's University of Education No. 1.


The examination was held by the Overseas Labor Center in cooperation with the Department of Overseas Labor under the Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs, and the Human Resources Development Service of Korea. It is administered to foreign workers seeking South Korean work permits.


The ring stole test questions, and provided answers to 243 examinees in exchange for VND1.145 billion and $12,500, according to Vietnam's highest prosecutorial office.


Son and his accomplices face charges of "depriving, trading, and destroying the seals, and materials of state agencies and social organizations," prosecutors said.


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