The Straits Times
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Published on Nov 25, 2012
 

Hundreds of Philippine police 'cheated in exams'

 
 

MANILA (AFP) - Thirteen Philippine policemen have been sacked and more than 350 others placed under investigation for allegedly cheating in written examinations, the police governing body said on Sunday.

The National Police Commission said it had invalidated the results of the exams taken last year by 386 people in the southern city of Zamboanga as so many had put exactly the same wrong answers.

The exams were being taken by would-be officers applying to enter the force as well as serving officers seeking promotion.

The cheating was only uncovered recently, and those who sat for the exams had already been commissioned into the force.