جمعه ۳۰ مهر ۱۳۹۵ تهران ۱۸:۴۸ - ۲۱ اکتبر ۲۰۱۶
Seven members of a gang accused of selling the answer key to a competitive university entrance exam in Ahvaz were arrested by judiciary investigators, two days after a computer showed that 537 applicants had access to the same answer key. July 13, 2004 - Khuzestan province judiciary investigators arrested seven men charged with membership in a gang that sold the answer key to the questions in a major, competitive Payam-e Nour university entrance exam. The gang members’ arrests came only two days after answers’ key were leaked, according to spokesman Amir-Abbas Sohrab-Beig.
The Payam-Nour and Azad Islamic universities, founded by top Islamic government authorities, hold their entrance exams two weeks after the two-day national entrance exam held by state-owned higher education institutions.
The gang was able to make 200 million rials ($25000) from the sale of the answer key of the test to applicants, the arrested members admitted.
The same gang is said to have sold the answer key to a Math test last year and some of their customers are still students in the Ahvas branch of the Azad Islamic University, Sohrab-Beig said.
“If it is determined that the answer key is a genuine one, the students who used it will be expelled and criminally charged, regardless of the length of their attendance,” he added.
But despite the test being compromised, “the test results will not be voided,” Farhad Khodadad-Kashi, of the Payam Nour University said two days ago.
Five-Hundred and Thirty-Seven students who had the answer key have been identified by a computer that grades the tests, but it is not known yet what measures, if any, the university officials plan to take.