PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC):
The results of the secondary schools entrance examination sat by primary school students in May have been posted on the secret-spilling Wikileaks website a day ahead of their official release, prompting a police investigation, education officials said.
Education Minister Tim Gopeesingh told reporters his permanent secretary was contacting Police Commissioner Dwayne Gibbs to begin a full-scale criminal investigation into the leak.
"Active investigations are being pursued to determine those responsible for this act of sabotage and for possible prosecution of criminal conduct," the Ministry of Education said in a statement.
The results list the name, sex and secondary school assigned to each of the 19,900 primary school students who sat the examination. The results were published online on the education ministry's website yesterday morning.
Primary school principals were presenting the results mid-morning to the pupils at their schools while parents who registered with the ministry via text message were receiving the news on their mobile phones. The results for all students were available for downloading from the ministry website.