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Airman under probe for allegedly taking college entrance exam on behalf of superior

All News 09:45 April 09, 2020

SEOUL, April 9 (Yonhap) -- An airman is under investigation over allegations he took the annual state-administered college entrance exam on behalf of one of his superiors, military officials said Thursday.

The service member, whose identity has been withheld, is suspected of taking the annual College Scholastic Aptitude Test in November on behalf of the senior who has been discharged from the military service last month, it said.

On the test date, a photo of the superior was attached on the identification slip, but the proctor failed to detect the proxy test-taker.

The case was reported to the Anti-Corruption & Civil Rights Commission in February and handed over to the military police via the Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education earlier this month.

"The military police are looking into the case. We will take a stern action according to the law and regulations," an Air Force officer said.

The airman is reportedly denying having received any money or other valuables in return for taking the exam.

The military police plan to collaborate with the civilian police to investigate the superior.

In this file photo, taken Nov. 13, 2019, a senior takes an internet class after receiving his test identification slip from his homeroom teacher at Yongsan High School in Seoul, one day ahead of an annual state-administered scholastic aptitude test. (Yonhap)

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