Indian students made to wear cartons on their heads during exams to avoid copying24 views
In other to prevent them from copying from each other, a school in India made its students wear cartons on their heads.
The stunt from Bhagat Pre-University College in Haveri, Karnataka state went viral on social media, after a staff took to Facebook to share pictures of the students during the exam.
The bizarre images show the students wearing the carton boxes of sold-out merchandise, that had been cut open on one side, on their heads, as the examiner supervised the hall.
Following the public outrage that trailed the very unusual method, officials of the school issued an apology, admitting that the school had only implemented the boxes on an “experimental basis” after seeing it being done elsewhere.
“There was no compulsion of any kind. You can see in the photograph that some students were not wearing it. Some who wore it removed it after 15 minutes, some after 20 minutes and we ourselves asked them to remove it after one hour,” MB Satish, the college administrator, told BBC Hindi.
SC Peerjade, deputy director of the local Pre-University Education Board, described the practice as “inhumane”.
“When I got a message on this, I immediately went to the college and ordered the management to stop the practice,” he was quoted by the Times of India as saying.
“I also issued a notice to the college management and am contemplating disciplinary action against them for implementing this idea.”
The state education minister, Suresh Kumar, also disclosed that the issue would be aptly dealt with as “nobody has any right to treat anybody, more so students, like animals.”