Students made to wear cardboard boxes on head during exams to stop them from cheating

The Hush Post | 4:25 pm | One-minute read

In a weird incident, the students of a private college in Karnataka were made to wear cardboard boxes on their heads to stop them from cheating.

The incident happened in Bhagat Pre University College in Haveri, about 330 km from Bengaluru. The picture of the students writing exams with cardboard boxes on their heads is widely shared on the internet. The invigilators can also be seen in the picture, monitoring the students.

The college authorities are being criticized by many and are being asked if this step could really be a good solution for the issue of cheating.

The Education Minister of Karnataka, S Suresh Kumar also reacted to the incident and said that it was “totally unacceptable”.

On Friday, he tweeted, “This is totally unacceptable. Nobody has any right to treat anybody more so students like animals. This pervertion will be dealt with aptly.”

Giving justification of the act, the head of the college MB Satish reportedly said that a college in Bihar had used the same method to overcome the issue of cheating during the examinations and was widely appreciated on social media.

He said, “We tried to do this for the betterment of students. We don’t want students’ minds to be diverted…. The front side of the boxes was open. This was our new experiment. We got both positive and negative feedback.”

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