China: ‘Drones and Metal Detectors to Curb Student Cheats’
Chinese officials are taking seriously the new exams taking place at the moment in China, known as the Gaokao.
The Gaokao is a series of exams that every student must take in order to enter University. They are extremely tough exams and each year students find innovative ways to cheat due to the high-pressure they are put under, either by using the help of teachers and parents or by using some technological inventions.
One year a student cheated by using a special pen that was able to take pictures; the student used it to photograph the questions and then to get the answers he was using a secret earphone.
This year things are different: officials are using drones in order to prevent students from cheating during exams.
Silent-flying drones will be used in order to monitor students who are taking exams. The device will scan the examination halls and point to the precise location of any suspicious activity using radio signals.
The Education Ministry states that it was
“planning to change the structure of university admissions exams in a bid to reduce the intense pressure the exams place annually on students and their families”
The government has can already be perceived as extreme in it’s methods to prevent students from cheating. Technicians standing outside schools with portable radio scan equipment in order to monitor students with radio signals. The drones are the last weapon that authorities will use in order to prevent students from cheating.