Missing exam papers found

The 80 completed exam papers that went missing after having been mistaken for waste paper by the cleaners at the Catholic University of Leuven have been found. In a statement released on Thursday evening the university said that the process control exam papers that had gone missing earlier this week had turned up again.

On Wednesday the 80 students that sat Monday’s exam received an email informing them that their examination papers had been lost and they would have to re-sit.

The cleaners were thought to have mistaken a box containing the examination papers for waste paper.

The university’s maintenance department was able to locate the rubbish skip into which the missing exam papers had been dumped. If turned out to be a skip that wasn’t normally used for waste paper.

The university’s Vice-Chancellor with responsibility for student affairs Rik Gosselink told the VRT that “The exam papers were found and will now be marked normally. This means that the students won’t have to sit the exam again. We deeply regret that the exams weren’t found earlier”