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It has been belatedly confirmed that the Korea Industrial Manpower Corporation, which administers
the major national technical qualification exams, shredded the answer sheets before grading them in the exams held last month. This led to the embarrassment of more than 600 examinees having to retake the test.

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The Korea Industry and Manpower Agency said that the answer sheets of the regular one-article test conducted at Yeonseo Middle School in Seoul on the 23rd of last month were shredded before grading.

At the examination center, 1 examinees in 61 categories, including construction machinery and equipment engineers, took the exam, but the sacks with their answer sheets sealed were not sent to the scoring center and were shredded by mistake.

[Ah so-bong, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Korea Industrial Manpower Corporation: I bow my head and apologize for the damage caused to the test takers by neglecting the management of the qualification test. With a resolute determination to do whatever it takes to restore the trust of the qualification test....]

The Industrial Manpower Corporation has ordered 609 examinees to retake the test from the 609st to the 1th and the 4th to the 24th of next month.

In addition, we decided to actively consider ways to compensate for the damage along with waiving fees.

However, the examinees say that they have already disposed of their examination papers, or that they are due to take the civil service exam next month, and how will they prepare for the re-examination?

The Industrial Manpower Agency has been criticized for poor management of the national qualification examination, with 25 students failing and then passing again due to poor scoring in the industrial safety engineer examination last year.

The Industrial Manpower Corporation plans to thoroughly investigate the cause of this accident, take strict measures such as holding those responsible accountable, and take measures to prevent a recurrence.

(Video Interview: Choi Ho-joon, Video Editing: Choi Eun-jin)