Indian parents in the Bihar region have taken cheating to a new level – literally. Parents scaled the walls of a local centre where students were sitting examinations – Spiderman style – to pass on the answers to the test.
As the BBC reports, 1.4 million students are sitting the tests this week and next, and while most incidents of cheating have been reported to authorities, there have been numerous examples of policeman standing outside examination centres accepting bribes to look the other way.
Nearly 20 parents were briefly detained after being caught helping their children to cheat but were released soon after.
Cheating is also rife among students in the area, with sacks full of notes and answers recovered from the examination centres.
Those caught cheating can be barred from taking their exams and face a fine or even jail time, however there is a very low chance of this actually happening in Bihar with few reported examples.
Earlier this week it was reported in The Sydney Morning Herald that 2 students would be expelled and a further 70 students severely reprimanded following their connection with a cheating scandal at five universities across New South Wales. The students had used the services of a now defunct website called My Master, which sold essays and sat online tests for students. The investigation revealed that up to 1000 students across 16 universities had used the website.