SLOVAK colleges and universities have begun warning students that using their mobile phone to cheat in an exam is now grounds for suspension or expulsion.This is a response to what most universities in Slovakia acknowledge has become a serious problem, the Nový Čas daily wrote.
“Mobile phones are strictly forbidden during written and oral exams at our school. If this rule is violated, we take disciplinary action,” Kamila Kaššová of the Centre of Communication and Public Relations of the Economy University said.
Other schools relate similar experiences with what’s become known as “mobile cheating”.
“Of course, we have come up against this problem,” said Dušan Knežo, vice-dean of the Technical University in Košice. “We solve it by banning the use of mobiles in exams. Students are not even allowed to have mobiles in class.”
The use of mobiles in tests has spread recently. A wireless earphone, which can be practically invisible to a professor, is available for just under Sk7,900 (€262).
8. Sep 2008 at 0:00 | Compiled by Jana Liptáková from press reports