Cheating Belgian students disqualified after bragging on Facebook

26th August 2009, Comments 0 comments

Any student who boasts of cheating in an exam on the popular social networking site Facebook should think twice, after the Flemish Exam Contestation Council accepted evidence found two girl’s profile pages by a polytechnic university.

Comments on the social networking site are now being considered as evidence in exam fraud cases.

The council was asked to consider the case of a polytechnic university that had failed two students in two subjects because it was believed that they committed had exam fraud.

Staff supervising the exam had seen the two students talking to each other, but had no firm proof that the girls had actually exchanged information.

The students later bragged about what had happened on Facebook, revealing the fact that they had committed exam fraud.

The President of the Flemish Exam Contestation Council accepted that such comments on Facebook could be used as evidence and rejected all objections to the use of such comments as proof of fraud.

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