EDUCATION authorities denied claims exam papers sent to Waimapuru National Secondary School in Makaira-Ulawa Province were misplaced during transportation.
Teachers from the school made the claim after some of the exam papers did not get to them in time.
But Director of National Examinations Standard Unit (NESU) Linda Wate clarified the exam papers are still with them.
“We should have sent them today (yesterday), but we were late for the 1pm flight,” Mrs Wate said.
“We will now send them tomorrow (today) in the flight to Kirakira,” she added.
Mrs Wate said some examination papers for the neighbouring school of Pamua are also still with them and will be sent today.
She called on teachers concern not to rush to the media with claims that are untrue.
“They should have contacted us first to get the right information than rushing to the media,” Mrs Wate said.
“We are working hard from this end to get all examination papers reached schools across the country.
“We encouraged school authorities to get in touch with us regularly to ensure their papers reached them before their examinations.”
By AATAI JOHN