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Parents might sue over exams

About a third of the parents of the 33 students whose exam papers in English have been recorrected after examiners were found to have incorrectly upped their score could launch legal procedures against the ministry, in a move that will cause problems for the university entrance exams. The Education Ministry decided last week to remark the test papers from the beginning after markers claimed that they had been asked by the head of a Thessloniki exam center to change the scores on some tests. Lawyer Constantinos Drougas said that about 10 parents have sought his advice and claim the ministry’s decision to remark the tests from the beginning is unfair. As far as the government is concerned, the issue is closed, as the ministry claims that its decision is in line with the rules. Another source said that one parent is considering taking the issue to the Council of State, the country’s highest administrative court, for breach of exam integrity which the ministry is obligated to uphold.