Bou Saab checks on students as they present their official exams in Sidon, Monday, June 13, 2016. (The Daily Star/Mohammed Zaatari)
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Education Minister Elias Bou Saab Monday exposed a number of cases of corruption and malpractice in Grade 12 official exams as he toured several testing centers, vowing to clean up the system.An Education Ministry source told The Daily Star that an organization called "Yuzur-Seif" presented itself as a legitimate educational institution and filed exam applications with the Education Ministry on behalf of students.Bou Saab said students who enrolled in the service paid $600 to $2,000 . He also said that some schools were referring students to the service and making money from it.Bou Saab also toured testing centers in the southern district of Nabatieh.Bou Saab noted that some students had difficulties with the physics exam, which they considered to be too long.
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