Minister’s decision on exam cheats draws mixed reactions

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Minister’s decision on exam cheats draws mixed reactions

Posted on : Thursday 24th of August 2017

KUWAIT CITY : Minister of Education and Higher Education Dr Muhammad Al-Fares’ decision to prevent students who cheated in an exam from taking the remaining examinations and considering them failed with zero marks in all subjects has drawn mixed reactions in the educational sector and on social media, reports Al-Qabas daily.

Educational figures and academicians who support the decision pointed out this is aimed at correcting the educational track and combating cheating which has become widespread in the last few years. They explained this will force students to think twice before cheating, especially the excellent students who sometimes resort to cheating just to get higher marks.

They said the advanced countries take strict measures against students who cheat in exams, citing as an example the rule in Canada where a student who cheats is expelled from any school or university and they consider cheating a major crime that warrants harsh penalty.

Those who are against the decision argued that it is too severe, and some of them believe it will encourage the use of ‘wasta’ (influence) especially in private schools. They warned that teachers who serve as invigilators in exams might refrain from reporting cheating students for fear of the negative reactions of students and their families.

Courtesy : Arab Times

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