CSC warns examinees against cheating
QUEZON CITY, Sept.1 (PIA) — Don’t even think of cheating in the exams. The Civil Service Commission reminds future civil service exam takers to avoid cheating including impersonation or the act of assuming the identity of another person during exams.
CSC director Maria Luisa Salonga-Agamata said during the “Talking Points” aired at DZRB that individuals who will replace another person during the civil service examinations may face perpetual disqualification from government service if proven guilty.
“If you are not yet in government service and you were charged (with cheating) or a case was filed against you (due to impersonation), you will never be able to enter government service,” Dir. Salonga-Agamata explained.
“If ever you are in public service, and because you want to be promoted or become a permanent employee, you impersonated or participated in any acts of impersonation, you will be dismissed from the service and your retirement benefits will be forfeited,” she added. She said that impersonation is easy to spot, even twins have been found out. It is not hard to discover cheaters since they have received tips on who these people are.
Section 3(b) of Republic Act 9416 or an Act Declaring as Unlawful any form of Cheating in Civil Service Examinations classifies impersonation as an act of cheating including use of “codigo” or crib sheets, tampering of examination records, collusion between examinees and examination personnel, examinee number switching, and possession and/or use of fake certificate of eligibility.
Any person who commits any of the prohibited acts covered by RA 9416 will also suffer the penalty of imprisonment of not less than six years and one day and a fine of not less than P50,000.(MYQ/APBJ-PIA GHQ/PIA-MIMAROPA)