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Court Jails Teachers Over Baccalaureate Exam Fraud in Senegal


A group of teachers have been jailed by a court in Dakar, Senegal for up to five years for fraud – selling exam papers.

Forty-two people, including a headmaster, teachers, and students, were sentenced for “criminal conspiracy, fraud and fraudulently obtaining undue material benefits.”

Baccalaureate tests in French, English, History, and Geography had to be cancelled in July 2017 after the baccalaureate papers were circulated on social media, including WhatsApp.

In addition to the headmaster’s five-year prison sentence, was a fine of 500,000 CFA francs ($886).

The court also handed down sentences to several other pupils and teachers, ranging from two-month suspended terms to two years in jail.

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