05 Oct '11, 2am

NUS says lack of exam papers printed, leading to cancellation of mid-term exam, was 'most likely' caused by human error

NUS says lack of exam papers printed, leading to cancellation of mid-term exam, was 'most likely' caused by human error

A mid-term exam at the National University of Singapore (NUS) had to be cancelled last Saturday when the school discovered at the last minute that it was short of 200 papers. -- ST PHOTO: MUGILAN RAJASEGERAN By Lin Zhaowei A mid-term exam at the National University of Singapore (NUS) had to be cancelled last Saturday when the school discovered at the last minute that it was short of 200 papers. The university said on Tuesday that an insufficient number had been printed and this was 'most likely' caused by human error, according to the initial findings of its investigation. It added that there was no evidence of theft. A total of 750 scripts were to be printed for the mid-term paper in the managerial economics module. However, shortly before the exam was supposed to start at 2pm, the instructor of the course discovered the shortage. Background story FIXING THE PROBLEM 'Our ...

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