Philippines: Students Wear Creative Headgears To Prevent Cheating In Exam
Pictures of students in the Philippines allegedly wearing "anti-cheating headgear" during school exams have become widely shared on social media, amusing many.
Legazpi City college students were compelled to wear hats so they wouldn't be able to see their peers' papers. Many people created their own devices in response to using recyclable materials like cardboard, egg cartons, and other things.
According to their teacher's interview with the BBC, she had been looking for a "fun approach" to keep her lessons "honest and true." The idea had proved "extremely effective," according to Mary Joy Mandane-Ortiz, a mechanical engineering professor at Bicol University College of Engineering.
It was put into place during the most recent midterm exams, which were administered at the institution during the third week of October and involved hundreds of students.
The initial instruction, according to Professor Mandane-Ortiz, was for students to make a "basic" paper design.
She was inspired by a strategy supposedly used in Thailand in the past.
In 2013, a picture that seemed to depict college students in Bangkok taking exams while utilizing "ear flaps"—sheets of paper glued to either side of their heads to hide their vision—went viral.
Prof. Mandane-Ortiz claimed that her young engineers ran with the idea and created intricate headgear in some cases in "just five minutes" using anything they could find lying about. Others wore hats, helmets, or Halloween masks to complete the task.
The professor's Facebook pictures showing the students wearing their intricate crafts garnered thousands of likes and media coverage in the Philippines within a short period of time.
They also inspired other colleges and universities throughout the country to encourage their students to design anti-cheating headwear.
According to Prof. Mandane-Ortiz, this year's students performed better since the challenging exam conditions motivated them to study more diligently. Many of them completed their examinations ahead of schedule, and no one was caught plying their trade this year, she claimed.
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