Students now Using Hi-Tech Gadgets To Cheat in Exams


I knew this was gonna happen sooner or later with the way technology is going. It might take a while but once this hits West African countries that aren't aware of the use of these devices in exams, Cheating just got to a whole new level. I'll call this Hi-Tech Cheating (HTC).

Some people will go to great lengths to get into medical school as
was recently proven when 3 students were caught using a seriously
high-tech method to cheat.

According to Computerworld, Arthit Ourairat, dean and president of Rangsit University in
Thailand, posted pictures on Facebook of “smart” glasses and
smartwatches used to cheat in an admission tests, held on the 7th and 8th of May 7, for its College of Medicine, Faculty of Dentistry and Faculty of
Pharmacy. “This was the most high-tech exam cheating system
I’ve ever seen,” Ourairat told the Manager.
“The team did it real-time,” AFP reported .

The team consisted of
three students wearing glasses with unusually thick earpiece
frames which had a tiny wireless spy camera embedded in the
frame. There are conflicting reports as to whether the glasses were
livestreaming the exam questions or capturing the questions, but
the exam was sent to a group of “tutors.”

The tutors would then
supply the correct answers to students wearing smartwatches.
According to the Bangkok Post , proxies,
who were paid to take the
exams, wore camera-equipped glasses to capture the exam
questions. The proxies stayed 45 minutes, the minimum time
allowed to take the tests, before leaving the test center.

The proxies met another person waiting outside to download the tests
and email them “to one or more tutorial schools.” The maximum
time to take the exam was three hours, so the tutorial schools sent
the correct answers “written in code” back to students wearing
The cheating scheme was uncovered after an instructor seized a
smartwatch during the Saturday morning session and another in
the afternoon session. Instructors allegedly became suspicious
over the thick-framed glasses as well as three people leaving at the
same time after the 45-minute minimum testing time requirement.

Two glasses and another watch were seized on Sunday. The tri-
exam reportedly covered math, English and biology.

Cost of high-tech cheating

RSU vice-rector Nares Pantaratorn said the smartwatches were
provided to the cheaters “by a private tutoring institute located near
the campus.” One of the cheating students admitted to paying $1,420( about N250,000), as a “deposit” and was supposed to
pay another $22,714 (about 4.5 million naira) , after passing the test.
The people wearing the spy glasses admitted to have paid $170 (N34,000), for each job. One student admitted to taking the
tests after reading an advertisement which “guaranteed a 100%
pass in the entrance exams to RSU-medicine-related faculties.”

The three students caught cheating via smartwatches have been
“blacklisted” and won’t be allowed to apply at Rangsit University.
Authorities are reportedly investigating to determine if one tutoring
school was involved or if there was a network of tutors behind the
cheating scheme. The university intends to file both civil and
criminal charges. From here on out, students will only be allowed
to take pencils into the exam room; glasses will be carefully
checked for cameras before being allowed.

I'm really surprised that people can really pay that amount of money for cheating

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