Primary school principal arrested for leaking exam papers
The Independent Commission Against Corruption on Saturday arrested the principal of a government-aided primary school and the operator of a tutorial center on suspicion of corruption over leakage of internal examination papers.
According to reports, the principal is Henry Kwok Chiu-kwan from Tak Sun School in Jordan. The two had been released on bail pending further investigation.
The ICAC said examination papers belonging to the primary school were seized at the tutorial center, with the papers included those involving different classes of the third school term and covering various subjects.
“Initial inspections revealed that the contents of the worksheets of the tutorial center were largely the same or similar to the school examination papers seized,” said an ICAC spokesman.
“The ICAC will continue to maintain close liaison with the Education Bureau and the Incorporated Management Committee of the primary school, both of which have rendered full assistance to the Commission during its inquiries,” the spokesman added.
Tak Sun School had earlier issued a notice to its students and their parents stating Kwok would be on leave because he had “failed to perform the duties of a principal.” The primary school announced arrangements for an acting principal and did not mention when Kwok would resume his duties.