Asian Correspondent has a story about a cheating ring that was busted at Thailand’s Rangsit University (RSU). Allegedly, a nearby tutoring center charged a $1,400 deposit and a $22,800 fee (yes, these are in US dollars!) payable upon the student passing the medical school exam. Proxies were used and aided by smart watches and spy glasses.
Cheating has been occurring since time immemorial. But just think if it’s really worth it. If you had to pay that much money to pass an exam, how much would you need to pay to pass the next exam? Are you going to pay someone else to perform your surgeries and examinations? And what if that tutoring center had decided to raise the final fee under threat of blackmail? There are also the health concerns from increased worrying and higher blood pressure. But, really, how many arguments do you need to hear against doing these types of things? (Because we could easily list more!)