A school in southern Vietnam has sacked a teacher for reportedly stealing test question papers and offering them to at least seven girl students in exchange for sex.
Le Xuan Thanh, head of Ngoc Hien High School in Ca Mau Province, said Sunday that Pham Thanh Den, a physics and computing teacher, had hacked into the school’s computer and stole question papers meant for 12th grade final exams a few days before the test in mid-December.
He then sent messages to several girls offering them the papers in return for “a romantic affair” with them later. He described the relationship with photos of cuddling couples.
Meanwhile, the school, detecting that the exam papers had been stolen, changed all of them.
Seven of the girls, who failed the exams, reported to the school authorities, the principal said.
Den later confessed to his wrongdoing.
Thanh told Tuoi Tre newspaper: “It was fortunate we discovered the case in time. Otherwise it would be a serious incident.
“He seriously violated his professional ethics that we had to sack him.”