FEB cracks down on exam fraud

First-year students are off to a rocky start

FEB cracks down on exam fraud

The first-year students of the Economics and Business Economics Bachelors are off to a rocky start, having to re-take three mid-term exams in the upcoming weeks due to fraud.
By Şilan Çelebi
26 October om 12:36 uur.
Laatst gewijzigd op 22 November 2020
om 16:22 uur.
October 26 at 12:36 PM.
Last modified on November 22, 2020
at 16:22 PM.

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.

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