Some two hundred matriculation exams in mathematics were disqualified on Thursday by the Education Ministry following suspicion that one of the questions on the exam was leaked to the students.
According to initial reports, the suspicion arose that one student received a copy of the exam questionnaire and leaked an incorrect answer to some 200 students at the Makif High School in Kfar Kassam, all of whom had identical mistakes in their exam booklets.
“The Education Ministry views the protection of the purity of the tests as a superior value and as such, works diligently to maintain this value,” the ministry said in a statement released to the media on Thursday.
“In this case it should be noted that specific damage was found in the purity of the locality [Kfar Kassam] and after each case was considered individually, the decision was made to disqualify the suspected exam booklets,” the statement read.
A similar incident occurred two years ago at the same high school in Kfar Kassam in which the Education Ministry disqualified 300 matriculation exams.