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between the lines: 1st November, 2018

Exam paper hiccup There may have to be an inquiry to find out  how a physics exam paper for Year 11 was handed out to students sitting for their exam
01 Nov 2018 12:41
between the lines: 1st November, 2018

Exam paper hiccup

There may have to be an inquiry to find out  how a physics exam paper for Year 11 was handed out to students sitting for their exam at Ratu Kadavulevu School yesterday then withdrawn.

One of the students, during reading time, had found the paper was not in order.

The papers were recalled and students were told to move outside and wait for the call to come back in.

BTL understands that it was later discovered that six papers were not accounted for. After more than one-hour break the external exam resumed.

What happened to the missing six papers?  No one knows. It remains a mystery.

Meanwhile, BTL investigations uncovered that the school internet could not work because the signal was weak and therefore the school could not print the exam papers.

As a last resort, the school obtained a hard copy from Tailevu North College. It was photocopied and mistakes must have happened during the collation.

Changing Times

Fiji Times boss Hank Arts back in July announced his retirement from the country’s top paying news media job. He was to step down as Publisher/GM at the end of that month. Well, that didn’t happen.

Finding a replacement with the vast news media experience TVNZ and Fiji TV veteran Mr Arts brought has seemingly been harder than expected for owners Motibhai. Especially one prepared to take on the journalism responsibilities and risks the Media Decree requires.

Now it seems there is progress in succession. Mr Arts is continuing at the Times but from today in the new role of executive consultant.

One critical value Mr Arts brought to the Fiji Tiimes was stability at the top. It followed the controversial editorship of Netani Rika under former owners News Limited. Then the arrival followed by earlier than expected departures of new owners Motibhai’s first two publishers, expats Dallas Swinstead and Brian O’Flaherty. Mr Arts settled things down.

He eventually won strong support from Motibhai for investment in upgrading equipment, new media and staff facilities.as the country’s oldest newspaper struggled to keep up with the rising Sun. Whoever succeeds him will have a hard act to follow.

Feedback: maikab@fijisun.com.fj




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