Stopping cheating in exams

Published Jun 10, 2013 04:25am

RECENTLY watching news on a TV channel, I was shocked to see rampant cheating by youngsters in the recent matriculation board examinations. Cheating in examinations is spreading like an epidemic and if not controlled will ruin the career of upcoming generations.

If the situation continues, we will witness in the near future a large population of ‘literate illiterates’.

Although centres where examinations are held are primarily responsible for maintaining discipline, I would suggest that it is the parents’ duty to ensure that the children understand their responsibility and clear the examinations with their own efforts.

This will give them a level of higher satisfaction in their lives.

AKBER D.VAZIR Karachi


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Gerry D'Cunha
Jun 10, 2013 12:38pm

this is the reason why foreign countries do not recogrises our qualification/degrees - degrees gain through fraud tactics - ministers holding false degrees - what a shame for the country - its only the honest students who suffers because of these few cheats

Jalbani Baloch
Jun 10, 2013 02:07pm

The method of examination can be changed to control the use of unfair means in examination, otherwise, this situation of cheating will continue to prevail in examination, even if serious actions are put in place. The glaring example of this discouraging cheating can be traced from the entry tests introudced by almost all universities and other academic institutions in Pakistan. Currently, the examination method tests the memory and IQ of student, and this can be easily changed by introducing IQ and other international best practices, if there is a sincere will on the part of the Government.

Siyalkotia
Jun 10, 2013 02:06pm

Islamic Republic Of Pakistan, Zindabaad.

said
Jun 10, 2013 03:31pm

i remember when i was in matric, a guy came to my house to give me a guess paper, my father scolded him so much, he had to run away, but that was like 10 years ago.

Ahmar Qureshi
Jun 10, 2013 04:47pm

I Agree with Jalbani Baloch, very well eloquent! I would suggest to Government that if any student is not willing to study science or arts, he should be given admission in some vocational training institution where he can learn the skills like carpenter, welding, plumber & Auto Mechanical etc but to learn those skills the Education should be least Matric! Thank You!