First-year students are off to a rocky start
FEB cracks down on exam fraud
Throughout the past week, the Board of Examiners of the Faculty of Economics and Business have officially declared the mid-terms for international business, mathematics and micro-economics invalid due to widespread communication amongst the students about the content of the exams, during the exams.
Students have been sent an email in which the board explains how due to this exam-fraud (‘Frequent WhatsApp contacts during the exam’, the Board explains) it can no longer perform a correct assessment of any of the students’ knowledge, understanding and skills on the subject matter.
Citing article 9.16 of the exam regulations, the board explains that the wide-spread fraud means it has to invalidate the three mid-terms for everyone. Accordingly, the grades that the students have received will no longer be valid and all students will have to retake the exams in the upcoming weeks.
On top of the first-year students, the micro-economics exam was also taken by international business students. They too will have to retake their mid-terms. The exam has been rescheduled for the second week of November, thus extending their current exam period by two weeks. This means they’ll have to take the exam while already in their second block classes.