A school in India has come under fire after asking pupils to wear cardboard boxes on their heads during exams in a bid to clamp down on cheating.
Officials of University College in Haveri, Karnataka later issued a public apology after shocking images of the practice circulated on social media and stressed that students had worn the boxes voluntarily.
The photos circulating on social media showed rows of pupils sitting exams in chemistry and economics while wearing boxes with windows cut in the front to allow them to see.
Head of the school, MB Satish has apologised for the measure and said the school had only implemented it on an “experimental basis” after hearing of its use elsewhere.
“There was no compulsion of any kind,” he told BBC Hindi.
“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.”

School forces pupils to wear cardboard boxes on their heads during exams to stop them cheating
School forces pupils to wear cardboard boxes on their heads during exams to stop them cheating

School forces pupils to wear cardboard boxes on their heads during exams to stop them cheating
School forces pupils to wear cardboard boxes on their heads during exams to stop them cheating

School forces pupils to wear cardboard boxes on their heads during exams to stop them cheating
School forces pupils to wear cardboard boxes on their heads during exams to stop them cheating

 

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