7 UTBK Participants at USU Medan Caught Using Recording Devices During Exams

KOMPAS.com-As many as 7 participants for the Computer Based Writing Examination (UTBK) at the University of North Sumatra (USU) Medan, North Sumatra (North Sumatra), were caught using a recording device during the exam, Wednesday (10/5/2023).

According to USU Deputy Chancellor I, Dr. Edy Ikhsan, the seven test takers initially showed suspicious behavior in the exam room.

Then the exam supervisor took the initiative to examine the participants.

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“After that the supervisors carried out inspection procedures using a metal detector and as a result found several recording devices installed on their bodies,” said Edy in his statement, Wednesday (10/5/2023).

However, Edy was reluctant to explain in more detail regarding the mode of using recording devices in the UTBK exam.

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“If we look at the patterns that have been carried out, it seems that this is a network, the tools they use, the clothes they use, as well as the statements from several actors who are in uniform point to that. But again, that is the domain of the authorities,” he said.

Edy said that his party had reported the case to the Education Test Management Center (BP3) of the Ministry of Education and Culture, which was appointed as the central committee for UTBK activities.

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Meanwhile, his party appealed to prospective students not to believe in persons who promised graduation by fraudulent means.

“USU itself does not tolerate acts of fraud, so we are taking the necessary legal steps to give a deterrent effect to the perpetrators,” he said.

Police explanation

Meanwhile, the Head of Medan Baru Police, Kompol Ginanjar, said that his party had examined seven UTBK exam participants at USU.

The parents of the participants have also been summoned and given guidance regarding this incident.

“After that, the parents or families of the examinees will come and we will educate them,” Ginanjar told reporters, Wednesday (10/5/2023) evening.

After that the examinees were sent home because USU did not make a police report.

“Because USU did not make a report, the seven participants were sent home earlier,” he concluded.

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