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Agriculture students asked to wear bizarrely-shaped giant hats by university to stop them from cheating in exams

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A STUDENT hopes to be a cut above in an exam — wearing an anti-cheating hat in the shape of a chainsaw.

He was one of dozens of agriculture students who were asked to put on daft headwear to stop them peeking at classmates’ answers during a test.

A university has found a way to stop students cheating in exams – getting them to wear ludicrously big hats

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A university has found a way to stop students cheating in exams – getting them to wear ludicrously big hatsCredit: Solent
Some students wore helmets in the shape of animated characters like those in Angry Birds or Minecraft

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Some students wore helmets in the shape of animated characters like those in Angry Birds or MinecraftCredit: Solent

Other genius titfers at Batangas State University in the Philippines included a Minecraft creeper and a Pokémon.

Others donned hats of characters like the Corpse Bride, a Creeper from Minecraft, and Patrick from Spongebob.

There were also hats with Anonymous masks, pictures of Einstein, and one hat with the words ‘future agriculturist’ written on it.

Lecturer Angelo Ebora said almost all 70 of the students, aged 18 and 19, took part during their exam on March 19.

Mr Ebora wanted to help “alleviate his student’s stress during their exams”, while teaching them about academic integrity.

The hats prevented the students from looking at their fellow classmates’ answers to copy answers.

“I was also very proud of them,” said Mr Ebora after he saw so many of his students had taken part.

Harsh schools in India cracked down on cheating students in their official state exams, in recent years.

Teen pupils taking their exams were not allowed to wear socks or shoes to their tests.

The bizarre measure was introduced in Bihar, an eastern Indian state, to stop cunning students slipping notes into the exam halls.

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Over 1.8 million Indian children instead had to take the official ‘Class 10’ end-of-year test wearing only flip-flops or sandals on their feet, according to the BBC.

The hats prevented the students, aged 18 to 19, from looking at their fellow classmates’ answers to cheat

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The hats prevented the students, aged 18 to 19, from looking at their fellow classmates’ answers to cheatCredit: Solent
70 students took part during their exam on March 19

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70 students took part during their exam on March 19Credit: Solent

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