609 answer sheets shredded without being graded… National board test takers must retake the exam
More than 600 answer sheets for a national certification exam were shredded without being graded.
According to the Korea Industrial Manpower Corporation, a public agency under the Ministry of Employment and Labor, the answer sheets for the ‘2023 Regular Engineer and Industrial Engineer 1st Practical Examination’ held at Yeonsu Middle School in Eunpyeong-gu, Seoul, were shredded on March 23.
At the time, 609 examinees in 61 categories, including construction machinery and equipment technicians, took the test, and after the examination, the answer sheets were packed in bags and transported to the KIIT’s Seoul West Branch. It was later investigated that a mistake occurred during the handover process and the bags were shredded instead of being transferred to the scoring center.
The 609 test takers, who were unaware of this, had to take the test again. The corporation will contact all 609 test takers individually to apologize and explain follow-up measures.
To ensure that the examinees are not disadvantaged in utilizing their qualifications, such as taking the civil service examination, the corporation plans to provide them with an additional opportunity to take the exam on June 1-4, and to announce the results 메이저사이트of the exam on the same day as the announcement of the successful applicants for the regular one-time practical examination for engineers and industrial engineers (June 9).
Those who are unable to take the test on June 1-4 will be able to take it on June 24-25, and the results will be announced on June 27.
The KITA will take strict measures, including reprimanding those responsible, and review the entire process of implementing national technical qualifications to prevent similar cases from recurring.
“As a public institution that is supposed to ensure the fairness and reliability of national qualifications, we feel a heavy sense of responsibility for what happened,” apologized Er Su-bong, chairman of the board of directors, at a briefing this morning.
“We sincerely apologize to the public for the damage caused to test takers due to our negligent management,” he said, adding, “We are determined to do whatever it takes to restore trust.”