Human error was behind the mistake that caused 32,000 students Grade 12 students to receive incorrect transcripts this week, according to a statement from B.C.’s education minister.
Minister Rob Fleming said the error happened “when data was being manually transferred between systems.”
The mistake, made public late Tuesday, sent B.C. students and parents into a panic. Many post-secondary institutions require final transcripts for high school students to be submitted in early August, and some require official printed copies, not emails or photocopies, to confirm enrolment.
The B.C. government said that as of Wednesday, the transcripts found online will be the correct ones.
Some parents, like Langley mom Jane Illot, were concerned