Education official detained for fraud in national exam The Saigon Times Daily Vu Trong Luong (standing) is seen in a photo on July 20 – PHOTO: VNA HCMC – The police in Ha Giang Province arrested Vu Trong Luong on July 20 for abusing his power and position as vice manager of the Examination Division under Ha Giang’s Department of Education and Training, according to the local media. He will be kept in custody for questioning for three months. A preliminary investigation found that Vu Trong Luong directly altered the scores on 330 exam papers of 114 students in the national high-school graduation examination. The exam results of several students reflected an increase of 20 grade points or more compared with their previous results. Some even earned a combined score of 29.95 due to the fraud. Vietnam’s national high-school graduation examination is considered key to determining students’ admission to university. Any kind of fraud in the conduct of the examination not only tarnishes the image of the country’s education system but also that of Vietnamese society. The provincial police and inspection team will continue to investigate the cheat in line with the prevailing regulations.