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REVIEW CENTER ALLEGEDLY FAVORED: Exam leak rocks school

Students, teachers and alumni belonging to the Quezon City Science High School on Thursday stormed the Department of Education-National Capital Region demanding the ouster of their principal over alleged leak of answers to the entrance examination. Arnel Salvo, teacher II of the mathematics department and QCSHS faculty club president, led the protest against their principal, Dr. Zenaida Sadsad over  alleged graft and grave abuse of authority after the filing of a complaint before the DepEd-NCR head Luz Almeda. “The answers to the entrance examination have been leaked to The Brainworks Review Center by Sadsad in the past three years,” Salvo told Manila Standard. “She has aggressively promoted and endorsed the center to graduating elementary students who wish to enrol at the QCSHS.” Lina Gabata, master teacher of the mathematics division and supervisor of Salvo, defended Sadsad, denying all accusations against her. “I have talked to Salvo and advised him to see her for a dialogue regarding their concerns, to no avail,” she said. Sadsad was neither in school nor available by phone when she was being reached to air her side. About 100 QCSHS students, also members of the Youth Act Now High School, kicked off the rally right after class dismissal at around 4 p.m. Thursday. In a sworn affidavit, Salvo alleged Sadsad had abused her authority to harass teachers who were perceived critical of her administration, had allowed the questionable admission of a female Korean student, favored a review and tutorial center, and had lacked transparency and accountability.
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