By Aasim Ahmed TS3
The article consists of excerpts from what was witnessed being said by various invigilators and teachers during the recent class tests.
Here’s what one of the invigilators said when he saw some students cheating.
Allah Allah! Tauba Tauba! In donon ko ainda kabhi saath nahee baithnay doon ga! Iss baar kar lo ainda dekho kya ho ga!
Here’s another scenario. Half an hour into the paper a faint murmur erupts in the class. The invigilator, noticing it quietly walks out of the classroom, leaving the students unattended. We know all too well what happens next. On another occasion a teacher spots a couple of students discussing answers and the following conversation takes place.
Teacher: Yes you! What are you doing?
Student: Sir, no sir, I was just mumble, jumble, blabla!
Teacher: No, I saw that! You will lose marks
Student: Sir please, my GPA. My scholarship!
Teacher: Ok don’t do it next time.
When confronted by peers, here’s how the students justify their act!
Hum cheating thoree kartay hain. Hum to sirf answers tally kartay hain!
Such incidents are a part of the norms. It is unjust by any means. Let alone the students who refrain from such activity, it is also unjust to those who happen to get a fair invigilator while their peers appearing for the same paper get one who is morally unsound.
I leave you with the words of one of our teachers. A statement accompanied by one of the most flustered expressions I’ve ever seen, a statement that goes unheeded every time it is heard during an examination.
Dekhein beta please, cheating to mat karein!