Indian school offers apology for students wearing cardboard boxes for exams

Sequel to the online emergence of weird set of images showing some Indian students wearing cardboard boxes on their heads during an examination, one of the school’s official has apologized.

The images were taken during a chemistry exam at Bhagat Pre-University College in Haveri, Karnataka state.

They showed students wearing boxes, cut open on one side, to prevent them from being able to copy other people’s work.

On the incident, a junior college administrator said was sorry for trying to use the unusual anti-cheating technique.

He said the school has only implemented the measure on an “experimental basis” after hearing of its use elsewhere.

Satish also insisted it had been done with the students’ consent – in fact they had brought in their own boxes.

“There was no compulsion of any kind. You can see in the photograph that some students were not wearing it,” he said. “Some who wore it removed it after 15 minutes, some after 20 minutes and we ourselves asked them to remove it after one hour.”

School officials have said they have ceased the practice and are co-operating with the school board’s directive.

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