Schoolchildren forced to strip before exams
TO prevent cheating, school officials in Sagore, central India, were ordered to strip to their underwear. Those boys not wearing vests (you can always trust a lad in a vest tucked smartly into his knickers) had to sit their exams bare chested.
Female students being tested at the same venue were allowed to reamin fully clothed.
Says one lad:
“Not only our shirts, they also asked us to remove our shoes, socks and belt in the pretext of checking. While we were allowed to wear our shoes after the check, they kept our shirts and returned them only after the examination.”
School headteacher Kalpana Bhargava was unrepentant:
“At the centre, a total of 744 students are appearing for the Class 10 and Class 12 board examination and it is proving to be tough task for 20 odd invigilators to keep tab on each and every student during the examination. This is a very high number compared to number of cheating cases caught in other centres, and hence the strictures.”
Adding that students for the woodwork theory exam should mass in the usual place…