Medical And Dental College Admission Test Cheating Scandal
In a huge crackdown on cheating during the Medical and Dental College Admission Test (MDCAT), police captured seven blamed for ‘facilitating’ cheating in the admission test.
The captures came after protests of boundless cheating in MDCAT across Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, where students were supposedly getting answers through electronic gadgets, including Bluetooth earpieces, from outside the examination centers.
Security agencies arrested 74 candidates, both male and female, on charges of test cheating. Also, 19 cases were enlisted at eight police headquarters in the provincial capital.
The supposed driving force behind the deceiving activity, Zafar Khattak, was arrested in a joint operation by the Peshawar and Kohat police.
During the raid, police recovered electronic gadgets, which will go through a forensic assessment by the Federal Investigation Agency. Examiners are additionally investigating call records of Educational Testing and Evaluation Agency (ETEA) representatives and the captured students.
Authorities uncovered that a centralized bamboozling framework was set up, with fixed rates surpassing Rs. 2 million for each case, including gadgets and help. North of 200 FIRs have been enlisted up to this point regarding the cheating scandal.
The Khyber Medical University (KMU) communicated a zero-tolerance strategy for electronic device use during the test and expressed that competitors caught cheating would face lawful activity, including a two-year restriction from all ETEA tests.
This crackdown highlights the obligation to keep up with the trustworthiness of medical and dental college admissions.