Students create hilarious “anti-cheating” hats to wear during exams
The students design fancy headgear to avoid cheating
Pictures of students wearing “anti-cheating” hats in the Phillippines have gone viral on social media.
Mary Joy Mandane-Ortiz, a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Bicol University College of Engineering, shared a string of photos on Facebook, which showed the youngsters wearing their elaborate creations while taking their mid-term exams.
The students of the engineering college in Legazpi City were asked to wear headgear to prevent them from peeking at others’ papers. In response, the students created homemade contraptions out of cardboard, egg boxes and other recycled materials.
The images quickly took the internet by storm and even made the news in the Phillippines – where several other colleges also followed suit in a bid to crack down on cheating.
In an interview, Ms Mandane-Ortiz said she had been looking for a “fun way” to ensure “integrity and honesty” in her class. She claimed that her idea had been “really effective”.
She added that her engineers-in-training performed better this year, having been motivated by the strict examination conditions to study extra hard. —ndtv.com