He Paid Others To Sit for His SPM to get A's!!!

This is a first!! A guy paid other students to sit for his SPM exam and scored very well, and got into college and one of the best scores.

Worse, his mother allowed this to happen and agreed to help him when authorities questioned about it.

I understand parents will all want their children to be successful and obviously every student would want themselves to Ace the exams too. But is this acceptable?

To have obtained A's through such unethical and unscrupulous means, will he and his parents be satisfied? Can they be proud when facing others?

This is so wrong... We should get our A's through our own effort and stand tall among others with our heads high... not like this...


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'My son paid friend to take his SPM'
By : Farrah Naz Karim
Source: NSTonline, 29/11/2008

The article which appeared in the November issue of ‘The Women’s Weekly’. Education Ministry director-general Datuk Alimuddin Mohd Dom says he will look into this confession.

PUTRAJAYA: Can the Examination Board be duped by students who pay others to take public examinations for them?

One student from a private school did just that, according to a confession to a local women's magazine, in which a mother related her son, John's (not his real name) experience at having someone else take his Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia examination.

He had paid his friend RM200 for each paper that he sat for, she said.

"All the guy had to do was to turn up at the examination centre with John's identity card and sit the paper he had registered for.

"I knew this friend and that he would be able to guarantee good enough results for my son to enrol into college.

"If anyone became suspicious, his friend would just insist that he was the boy in the picture and that he just looked different at 17."

In ensuring that the plan worked, she said her son's friend memorised all his details in case anyone asked.

The friend managed to avoid raising any suspicion as the invigilators failed to see the physical difference between the two boys.

"I reluctantly agreed to be at home to answer the phone in case the authorities called.

"The days of exams passed without trouble and we were glad when the last paper was over.

"Weeks later, my son received his results ... his grades were good enough for entry to a college and even qualified for one of the best courses," she said in the November issue of The Women's Weekly's monthly contributor's page "Share a Secret".

Education Ministry director-general Datuk Alimuddin Mohd Dom, who expressed disbelief that there was such a case, said he would look into the claim.

He said yesterday there was a directive for the Examination Board to be more vigilant when it came to private schools and private candidates.

This is because unlike government schools where teachers and the principals know their students, private students sitting for a paper merely have examination slips.

"When it comes to private students, invigilators would be more watchful and would check their identification against the candidate sitting for the exam.

"Details of these students are checked each time they sit for a paper."

He said there had been no reports of cheating in the past years.

6 comments:

LittleTea said...

l0l. nothing was done after that???

Harmony said...

Woah , still have this kinda news around.

Teddy said...

Little Tea

i've no idea, but reading the newsreport, it seems like they just found out.. so no action has been taken yet beside trying to follow up with this issue..

Jordan said...

lol i heard of that during my spm days years ago but never tried it out.

Teddy said...

Harmony

still have? wat u mean? u often hear such cases? this is the 1st time i hear leh.. i thot it onli happens in the movies.. hehe

Teddy said...

Jordan

u've heard of it? i've nvr heard of such things b4... ahahha

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