Aug 28, 2017

Exams Dept. worried by hi-tec gadget Featured

The Examinations Department is finding it difficult to tackle exam fraud as modern technology is being used by the fraudsters, department sources say.

The most recent case in point is the leaking of the second chemistry question paper of the GCE advanced level examination presently underway.

The culprit is a student of a National school in Colombo, whose parents are dentists,the father an ASP at the Police Hospital in Narahenpita.

Talented in videography and Photography, the boy had delayed going to Canada on a related scholarship as he had to sit for the A/L exam.

However, he had not studied for the exam.

In June, the father imported a special gadget from China, ordered and paid for online for 780 US dollars.

This gadget has a camera in the shape of a shirt button, from which the boy had taken pictures of the question paper and sent to a laptop at his home via a mobile phone SIM.

He was given the answers to a gadget smaller than a wrist watch battery placed inside his ear.

The father got down teachers to write answers, with a Rs. one million payment for each of the three Chemistry papers.

Before the exam, the boy rehearsed it for six days.