Comment: 'Why the HSC system in NSW is unfair and needs to be abolished'
OPINION -- As a Gen-Xer, the HSC (or the TAE, as it was called in WA when I was in Year 12) was a relatively simple process. You sat the exams, and your marks were very much 'make or break.' If you got 73 per cent in chemistry, then that was your mark. If you got 39 per cent in maths, you just had to suck it up. But life for HSC students in NSW is a ridiculously long process, beginning in Year 11 where the marks for your work go towards your final results. This means kids burn out very quickly. After nearly two years of pressure, they are absolutely exhausted and it's no wonder so many kids drop out of school months or even weeks before the exams.
A Bangladeshi politician has been expelled from university after allegedly hiring as many as eight lookalikes to take her place in exams . Tamanna Nusrat, from the ruling Awami League party, is accused of paying the lookalikes to pretend to be her in at least 13 tests.
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A Bangladeshi lawmaker has been expelled from university after allegedly hiring as many as eight lookalikes to take exams in her place, officials said Monday.
Tamanna Nusrat, from the ruling Awami League party, is accused of paying the lookalikes to pretend to be her in at least 13 tests.
The scandal emerged after private broadcaster Nagorik TV entered a test hall and confronted one of the women posing as Nusrat, in a video that went viral.
Nusrat, who was elected to parliament last year, was studying for a Bachelor of Arts degree with the Bangladesh Open University (BOU).
"We expelled her because she has committed a crime. A crime is a crime," BOU head M.A. Mannan told AFP. "We have cancelled her enrolment. She will never be able to get admitted here again."
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"The proxy students were protected by the MP's musclemen when they sat for the tests. Everybody knew it but nobody uttered a word because she is from a very influential family," a college official said.
Nusrat could not be reached for comment.
Test fraud, cheating and leaking of question papers ahead of exams are common in Bangladesh, prompting authorities frequently to cancel results.
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