India’s shame: Parents among those caught in massive secondary school exam cheating – BBC World News

March 21, 2015

Asia & Oceania


Cheating goes on everywhere in the world but the practice is legendary in India where the  BBC World News has brought the world pictures in different editions this week  beyond what anyone – at least those of us outside the subcontinent – could ever have imagined.

There have been tales of Western world corporations, longing to have well-educated computer-savvy Indians, interview (by telephone) persons other than those to whom jobs would later be offered who, in turn, would turn – pardon the belabored word – to help thousands of miles from the USA in India for solutions to problems beyond their capacities, after being employed.

Of course, many Indian applicants come adequately qualified but the educational system in a country of a billion people is of such do-or-die magnitude that desperation of parents and students lead to criminality that is beyond rascality.

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Students copying from smuggled notes (1 & 3), and  Believe it or not, parents are among these mountaineers on rescue missions (2).



Parents climbing school walls to pass the answers through windows may not be the most subtle method, but it’s by no means the only one The BBC

For more images of shameful criminality and the stories –

India students caught ‘cheating’ in exams in Bihar  –


India ‘cheating’ students expelled in Bihar
By Amarnath Tewar    –


Five more cases of exam cheating   –


SATURDAY, MARCH 22, 2015. 2:15 a.m. [GMT]

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4 Comments on “India’s shame: Parents among those caught in massive secondary school exam cheating – BBC World News”

  1. emotanglobal Says:


    This is a serious matter that needs attention from the outside world! It means you are not sure of you of your worker’s capabilities when you employ an “expert” from India!




    • emotanglobal Says:

      Dear Oluronke,

      Thanks for your mail.

      Isn’t it scary to know that this level of cheating can exist in any country, especially one like India?




  2. Naijamum Says:

    When I came across the news online, my response was “so there are countries worse than Nigeria when it comes to cheating?” Well, that is good news, if I may say so.



    • emotanglobal Says:

      Dear Naijamum,

      Thanks v. much for this.

      While I had heard of Indians “cheating” on interviews with companies in the USA by having someone else conduct the popular phone interviews on their behalf, and even when and if the “interviewed” secure appointments, the cheats continue to get help from across continents by having capable people help on problems that appointees come across in America. Of course I never had confirmation of such wild allegations but the mountaineering, et cetera in the Beeb’s photos just brought such stories flashing back.

      Oh, cheating in Nigeria is very bad but I do not think a Nigerian parent would go to such length although that is no comfort because cheating is cheating. They tend to bribe anybody bribe-able up to the clerks who enter the grades at the computer terminals.

      For India, this level of cheating is beyond embarrassing; it IS an absolute disgrace.


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