(MENAFN - Arab News) Several school principals in the eastern province have issued instructions to their teachers not to wear high heels or chew gum during the upcoming exam period to avoid distracting exam-takers.
school principals have been granted certain authorities by the education ministry to issue such directives. these instructions which are issued yearly ahead of exams prohibiting anything from mobile phones to make-up among students included teachers for the first time.
school principals meet with teachers prior to the beginning of the exam period to ensure that measures against cheating mobile phone use and talking in exam halls are in place.
cheaters or their accomplices will get off with a warning the first time they are caught after submitting a written pledge not to do it again while second-time offenders will have their exams disqualified and will have to re-sit their tests at the end of semester.
students caught cheating during re-sits meanwhile will have to repeat the entire year.
girls in high school however will have their papers taken away the first time they are caught and a report sent to the exam center detailing how they cheated after which the report will be referred to student affairs for further investigation and punitive action.