Scores of persons who wrote the learner driver’s examination on April 12 at the Felix Austin Police College will have to face the examination again following the discovery of “massive irregularities”. The invigilators received more answer sheets than the number of persons who sat the exam on that particular day.
The examination is conducted by the Guyana Police Force. The Office of Professional Responsibility has launched a probe into the irregularities.
The examination is invigilated by pastors who make up the Force’s faith organization.
During the April 12 examination, they found that (174) persons were registered to write the examination but only one hundred and six (106) of those persons presented themselves for the examination. However when the answer sheets were turned in, the invigilators found over two hundred answer sheets including for candidates who were never in the examination room.
During the examination a number of junior officers presented themselves around the examination room, although they were not required to be there.
According to the Police Force, preliminary enquires indicate a complete breach of the Standard Operating Procedures governing the Administration and Conduct of the Learner Driver’s Theoretical Examination.
The completed investigation will be sent for legal advice.