GEORGETOWN, Guyana, April 19, 2018 (CMC) – A complete breach of the standard operation procedures, surrounding the administration and conduct of an examination for learner-drivers’ licenses, has been uncovered by the police.
According to the police, preliminary investigations found that there were “massive irregularities”, as invigilators received more answer sheets than the number of persons who sat the exam, on April 12.
The examination is conducted by the Guyana Police Force and supervised by pastors, who are a part of the force’s faith organisation.
It’s reported that during the recent examination, the supervisors found that 174 persons were registered, but only 106 showed up.
However, when the answer sheets were turned in, the invigilators found over 200 answer sheets, including those for candidates who did not sit the examination.
It was also revealed that during the examination, several junior officers presented themselves in the room, although they were not required to be there.
Due to the irregularities, several persons will now be required to retake the examination, and the police say legal advice will be sought, based on the completed investigation.