• Misawa, Aomori

  • SHARE

Maybe my ethical clock is way behind the times, because I can’t imagine why disallowing cell phones in test venues or, for that matter, any type of electronic device, unless specifically required to take the test, would be difficult to enforce. The test room is a controlled environment that should not be compromised on the premise that one has the right to a cell phone. That is just idiocy and begs any cheat to do just that, cheat.

When you go into a test room, you go in with your writing implements and maybe a drink, but certainly not with backpacks, cell phones, iPads, etc. If universities are so shocked about this latest discredit to the academic system, they need only look to themselves for the cause.

Unable to view this article?

This could be due to a conflict with your ad-blocking or security software.

Please add japantimes.co.jp and piano.io to your list of allowed sites.

If this does not resolve the issue or you are unable to add the domains to your allowlist, please see out this support page.

We humbly apologize for the inconvenience.

In a time of both misinformation and too much information, quality journalism is more crucial than ever.
By subscribing, you can help us get the story right.

SUBSCRIBE NOW