Posted November. 24, 2004 23:02,
On November 24, it was revealed that the Gwangju Metropolitan Education Center had erased over 20 bulletins related to cheating at the College Scholastic Aptitude Test (CSAT) that were posted on its website from November 6 to November 18 (the day after the exams took place).
After police investigated the mishap, most of the information that was reported on the bulletins turned out to be accurate. Thus, Gwangju Metropolitan Education Center is going to be a target for criticism again due to its poor handling of the situation.
On the mishap, the Gwangju Metropolitan Education Center stated, After reports were made on our website in regards to cheating on the CSAT, we had no choice but to erase the bulletins after the schools, in which the names were disclosed in the reports, requested us to erase them because of privacy issues. We then erased the bulletins in accordance with the law.
On the other hand the courts sentenced a Y of C high school in Gwangju, who led the cheating incident, along with six others to serve time in jail after a court hearing today. The total number of people sentenced to serve in jail because of this incident has now increased to 12 as a result.
Although not related to this case, the Gwangju Nambu Police Station has arrested and is currently investigating a K in Seoul. K, an expelled student at Seouls S Womans University, received 6.2 million won and acted as a proxy for a J of Gwangjus S Girls high school during this years CSAT.