2 nursing board members sacked over 2006 exam leakage

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2 nursing board members sacked over 2006 exam leakage
07/07/2011 | 03:53 PM

Two members of the Professional Regulation Commission's Board of Nursing have been dismissed from their duties after they were found guilty of grave misconduct for the 2006 nursing board exam leakage.

Acting Ombudsman Orlando Casimiro ordered the sacking of Anesia Buenafe-Dionisio and Virginia Diolola-Madeja after his office established that they both “prematurely" disclosed questions for the licensure exams despite their “highly confidential" nature.

The Ombudsman found out that most of the test questions that reached reviewees from the R.A. Gapuz Review Center and Institute for Review and Special Studies (Inress) Review Center were contributed by Dionisio.

The office also described as “self-serving and inconceivable" Dionisio’s excuse that she lost her questions’ manuscript after she “failed to relay the fact to the appropriate authorities."

Madeja, meanwhile, was found liable for gross inexcusable neglect “in causing the premature and unauthorized disclosure of her proposed questions."

Five years ago, a group of Nursing Board examinees filed a complaint against members of the Board of Nursing and Ray Gapuz, owner of the Gapuz Review Center, after they found out that exam questions were circulated even before the June 2006 nursing board exam. [See timeline here.]

The Court of Appeals eventually ordered a selective retake of licensure test among nursing graduates who were able to get the leaked questions prior to the exam. - Source: Andreo C. Calonzo/KBK, GMA News

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