Navigation Links
Examiners Charged in Philippines Nursing Test Scandal

Two Philippines examiners were charged with corruption Friday for leaking questions for a nursing examination, officials said, in a scandal that cast a shadow over the country's labour exports.

They are the first two people to be charged in connection with the affair, which led to a US commission issuing a temporary ban on the 17,000 nurses who had passed last year's tests.

Nurses from the Philippines are in demand overseas, notably in the United States, Europe and the Middle East.

Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez said she had ordered criminal charges to be filed against Virginia Madeja and Anesia Dionisio for leaking test questions during the June 2006 exams for nursing graduates seeking licenses.

An inquiry found that 56 elements from a medical surgery section leaked to students in the northern Philippines were traced back to Mandeja, who was the assigned examiner for the subject, Gutierrez said in a statement.

Handwritten and printed notes traced to Dionisio, the assigned examiner in psychiatric nursing, found their way to nursing graduates at the same centre, as well as at another in Manila.

Gutierrez said the leaks enabled the students enrolled in those schools to sail through the test sections. She said a number of other unidentified people were being investigated for possible collusion.

Some 42,000 students sat the nursing examination last year but only about 17,000 passed. President Gloria Arroyo has since ordered all 17,000 to re-take the exams, sparking an uproar from nurses who denied any involvement in wrongdoing.


'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Elders in Scotland Inappropriately Charged For Free Food
2. Media Charged With Sensationalism
3. UK doctor Charged By GMC For Professional Misconduct
4. Indo-Canadian Doctor Charged with Abetting Suicide Bid
5. Indian Australian Doctor Charged for Performing Illegal Abortion
6. Caregiver Charged In Autistic Boys Death
7. Positively Charged Nurses, Best in Nursing Dying Children
8. Kerala Health Minister Charged for Infant Deaths in a Hospital
9. Kerala Health Minister Charged for Infant Deaths in a Hospital
10. Philippines Government prepares to counter bird flu
11. Kidney diseases and their complications, an alarming scenario in the Philippines
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:12/9/2016)... Harrisburg, PA (PRWEB) , ... December 09, 2016 ... ... concussion education program through the Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN) during the summer of ... Brain Injury Implementation Grant provided by the United States Department of Health and ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... Pennsylvania (PRWEB) , ... December 08, 2016 , ... ... Duck Donuts Franchising Company LLC, announced the first national #QuackGivesBack campaign which ... , “This was our first franchise-wide Quack Gives Back initiative, ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... , ... December 08, 2016 , ... CURE Media Group, ... and advocacy groups, has aligned with Upstage Lung Cancer in efforts to combat lung ... announcement, Michael J. Hennessy, Jr said, “CURE Media Group is honored to team up ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... December 08, 2016 , ... SunView Software aims ... employees that are both engaging and easy to use. Coming off the heels ... company revealed today its plans to roll out new AI-powered self-service enhancements to ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... Dallas, TX (PRWEB) , ... December 08, 2016 , ... ... to continue to be a convenient service for Texas, they are expanding their presence ... will involve a hiring spree that will bring new jobs to the Dallas and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/9/2016)... 2016 Research and Markets has announced ... report to their offering. ... The report forecasts the global optical transceiver market to ... The report covers the present scenario and the growth ... the market size, the report considers the revenue generated from the ...
(Date:12/9/2016)... Pharma, Inc. (Nasdaq: LIFE ), a biotherapeutics company engaged ... rare diseases, today announced that senior management will participate in a ... at the InterContinental Barclay Hotel in New York City ... About aTyr Pharma ... aTyr Pharma is engaged in the discovery ...
(Date:12/9/2016)... 2016  Axovant Sciences Ltd. (NYSE: ... on the treatment of dementia, today announced a ... 2b trial evaluating treatment with intepirdine (RVT-101), combined ... plus placebo in people with mild-to-moderate Alzheimer,s disease. ... to treatment was associated with reduced progression in ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: