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Up to AED 200,000 Fine if Caught Cheating in Exams in This New Law!

  • Publish date: Wednesday، 07 February 2024
Up to AED 200,000 Fine if Caught Cheating in Exams in This New Law!

A new federal law aimed at curbing cheating in examinations has introduced hefty fines of up to AED 200,000 for offenders. The legislation, part of a series of 73 laws passed last year, targets individuals other than students who engage in various forms of cheating before, during, or after exams. These actions include leaking exam content, altering answers or grades, and impersonating students during exams.

Zero Tolerance Policy

Under the law, anyone found complicit in facilitating cheating faces the same penalties as the primary perpetrator. Additionally, offenders may be ordered to perform community service for up to six months. The law applies to both public and private educational institutions, including schools, universities, and colleges across the country.

Defining Cheating

Cheating, as defined by the law, encompasses any attempt to obtain or share exam-related information through illicit means, including tampering with electronic exam systems or using unauthorized technology during exams. The legislation underscores the importance of maintaining academic integrity and ethical conduct in educational settings.

Fostering a Culture of Integrity

Educational leaders emphasize the importance of fostering a culture of integrity and ethical behavior among students. While acknowledging the severity of exam misconduct, they also advocate for compassionate approaches to disciplinary actions, focusing on educating students and guiding them towards making ethical choices in the future.

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