The Education Minister stated, on Saturday, that he had passed the maturity exam in the first session, with a grade high enough to be selected in the elite education circuit, after Antena 3 presented a document indicating that Funeriu had flunked the written tests in the baccalaureate exam he sat for in 1989 in Strasbourg and had been given a second chance in the oral exam. The TV channel, which stated it had obtained the document from a viewer, also presented a table which featured Petru Daniel Funeriu’s name, with the mention “passé second groupe”. The minister claimed that the TV channel had deliberately committed a forgery and that the information it presented were “an unprecedented slander”, a “low act of forgery, which cannot go unpunished”. According to Funeriu, the list presented by Antena 3, which featured his name, included the names of students who sat for the maturity exam in 2011, not in 1989. As a consequence, Funeriu announced he would sue Antena 3, for forgery and the use of forged documents.