A photo of a classroom of test-takers at a Bangkok university wearing homemade paper blinders went viral recently and garnered a fair amount of negative publicity for the school…
The professor of the class has since explained that the headgear was invented by the students as part of an ethics class in which they were discussing creative ways to prevent cheating. The blinders were worn voluntarily and everyone was having fun with it, he said. Also, there isn’t an actual systemic problem with cheating at the school.
However, because of all the flack that has come from the photo being shared far and wide, they’re going to stop using the hats.
Thanks a lot, internet.