Most people have cheated on exams at one point or another. It’s kind of inevitable to tackle all the university and school examinations without the occasional peep into your buddies’ papers. The exam cheats are a common problem for all schools, universities and educational institutions in general.
In Kasetsart University in Bangkok a group of students became popular with their astonishing low-tech device that prevents cheating. The class’ professor reported the idea for the paper devices, which look similar to horse blinkers and prevent anyone from peeping to the side, but it all came from the students in the first place. The topic of how to prevent cheating from ruining the education process was brought up in ethics class in which students came up with this brilliant, yet cheap, idea.
All in all, the photo of the students wearing the headgear became viral and widely criticized by everyone to be inhumane and even illegal. Eventually, worldwide embarrassment forced the university to remove the paper helmets for good.