Cheating is such a prevalent problem in our schools today. And it doesn’t matter what type of school it is – public or private – it’s something that’s happening. And it’s probably happening in your children’s school too.
There are many ways to prevent cheating in a classroom though. Indian parents were shocked to see their children wearing cardboard boxes during a chemistry exam at Bhagat Pre-University College in Haveri, Karnataka state.
Karnataka: Students were made to wear cardboard boxes during an exam at Bhagat Pre-University College in Haveri, reportedly to stop them from cheating. (16.10.2019) pic.twitter.com/lPR5z0dsUs
— ANI (@ANI) October 18, 2019
According to pictures shared on social media, students were asked to wear boxes, cut open on one side, to prevent them from being able to copy other people’s work.
A junior college administrator has spoken publicly and apologized on Saturday to district officials for the incident, saying that the school has only implemented the measure on an “experimental basis” after hearing of its use elsewhere, the BBC reported.
The official also insisted that the unusual anti-cheating technique had been done with the students’ consent — in fact they had brought in their own boxes.
Following the backlash, however, school officials have said they have ceased the practice and are cooperating with the school board’s directive.