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India tried to stop cheating in school — so half a million students just skipped exams

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  1. Two

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    In this March 2014 photo, Indians climb the wall of a building to help out students taking exams in Hajipur, Bihar. (AP Photo/Press Trust of India, File)
    NEW DELHI — It’s only the fourth day of annual examinations in India’s largest state of Uttar Pradesh and already the government says 661,643 students — around 10 percent of the total number enrolled — have failed to show up.

    A government official said it’s because this year they've upped their anti-cheating efforts, and clamped down on the state’s notorious education mafia by installing CCTV cameras and deploying a police task force to catch the cheaters.

    India’s hugely competitive examination system coupled with poor teaching standards in schools has seen the growth of a massive cheating industry in recent decades. Students need top marks — sometimes over 99 percent — to get into the country’s highly oversubscribed universities and so examiners are bribed, answer sheets leaked and exam rooms infiltrated.

    No more, said Neena Srivastava, secretary of the Uttar Pradesh board of education, who described the “cheating mafia” as part of organized crime. “We are fighting against this evil. We have to cleanse the state of this menace.”

    To curb cheating, Uttar Pradesh’s education minister, Dinesh Sharma toldTimes of India that the government’s new measures this year included clamping down on suspicious exam centers and firing lax district inspectors. Top scorers would have their exam sheets published, he said, so everyone could see how they performed. “In the cheating racket, genuine students are worst sufferers,” he said.

    Without the option of cheating, thousands of students are simply not showing up. Others are taking their chances. In one school, a teacher was caught dictating answers to students, despite CCTV cameras being turned on, according to Scroll. In another, Times of India reported, five people including a school principal were arrested for facilitating mass cheating.

    India’s rapid development has seen a huge demand for college graduates in the past three decades. Aspiring young Indians hope to rise above their parents’ status and take a portion of the growing pie of wealth in cities. But getting into those colleges requires top scores in state-level exams.

    So crucial are school exams to ordinary Indian families, that Prime Minister Narendra Modi even penned a new book released this month called “Exam Warriors” giving young Indians top tips for exam success. Among them are doing yoga, using acronyms as a learning device, and laughing as you enter and leave the exam hall.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news...ts-just-skipped-exams/?utm_term=.d4d21c2b551a
     
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    @Maarkhoor

    I am sure this would have come as an oddity to you. I am sure there is no cheating in Pak schools.

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    yah, I know, the literacy rate in India is much lower than in North Korea. But now I want to know - India is only 30% illiterate. This is real?
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    Isn't it UP state and not the entire India, whatever it's PDF right. :D
     
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    Wow that seems to be organised professionally. The people are climbing the wall in an ensemble ... WTH :rofl::rofl:
     
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    Nope... Today, bihar and UP will be entire India
    How come people can miss this chance?
     
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    It's only true for part of India. Where it's happening is north eastern belt or UP & Bihar.
    We agreed trying to improve upon it. Most of the criminal activities are reported from this belt only. We are trying to improve upon it.
     
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    Indian low class cheats should be shot dead
     
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    Typical, blame the lower class. I have seen Indian students cheating at a university here in the UK. Clearly as a good Samaritan I have to officially report it. They weren't poor now, were they??
     
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    You are in the UK so your interpretation of class is different than mind. Low class = third rate. Even those cheats in the UK should be severely punished. And when I said shot I didn't literally mean it. Anyways these cheats in I Dow will never let the rest of the good guys prosper. And hence we are doomed
     
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    There is..but we don't boast that we are becoming super power with world class educational system..!
     
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    Education in India, sadly, is not a pursuit for knowledge in the majority of the cases, it’s an activity for the students and a business for the institutions. You simply want to get on with it and move forward. It is supposed to be your key to the good, steady job.

    Since there is no particular emotional attachment to this entire process of getting an education and acquiring knowledge or skill people very easily resort to unethical and unlawful activities in order to acquire fake diplomas and certificates from equally fake universities, colleges and diploma mills in India. Yes, you can shop around for a diploma, certificate or a degree with least effort.

    There is no disgrace involved with cheating in examinations and there is such an atmosphere that in many cities and urban areas students think that cheating in examinations is as normal as appearing for examinations. The same attitude manifests in the acquirement of fake certificates, degrees and diplomas.

    In most of the states where such malpractices are condoned and secretly encouraged (by families as well as the education mafia) people use fake certificates and diplomas to gain employment in the government sector where screening is not as stringent as in the private sector. We don’t mean to imply that since most of such people seek government jobs it is all right: we can see the effect the way various public departments function.

    But now the problem is that people with fake certificates and diplomas are even applying for jobs in the private companies in increasingly greater numbers and there the impact can be devastating. Just imagine hiring an engineer or a software programmer who is qualified only on the paper he or she presents to you and otherwise he or she has not attended even a single class of the highly specialized stream. Even if you can throw the spurious employee out later on it may cost you lots of money and reputation. You need to find out the validity of the credentials before the person joins your organization as an employee.

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    Link :

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    About the Author : Sachin Aggarwal is founder of a successful startup www.vinform.com and Director Client Services at AMS Inform, A global background screening company.
     
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    Mate there is a subtle difference...like we also defecate but inside a toilet while Gangadeshis head for the nearest open space. So there is cheating in your schools as well but that's by individuals and in a much more secret way..not openly like in the image in OP.

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    not to the extent in the above picture. cheating happen everywhere but india has made it a sport