Letter to Editor: Use of Unfair Means in Exams

Many complaints about unfair means being used in exams have come in. Write a letter to the editor of a national daily newspaper in 100-200 words giving reasons for this trend and suggest measures to combat this. You are Arun/Aruna 12 Fort Road, Kochi.

12, Fort Road

September 20, 20XX

The editor
The Hindustan Times
New Delhi – 110006

Subject: Use of unfair means


Through the columns of your esteemed newspaper, I would like to draw the attention of the concerned authorities about the growing use of unfair means by students these days. We hear about many cases where unfair means is used during exams. Some students get chits, others use latest gadgets; and then there are others who use the old method — copying from others. Many were caught by the exam squads and got suspended, some for a year. But still the practice continues.

So, what is it that is forcing these students to continue this illegal activity? The primary reason is the high expectations of parents and teacher. Then, there is peer pressure. The cut throat competition to be the best, doesn’t help. There were some students, who also copy due to the lack of preparation. Sometimes, fear of failure and poor vigilance also make students use unfair means during exams.

The need of the hour is to take immediate measures to help the students. The teachers and parents need to play an active role in sensitsing students about the importance of learning. They should instill life skills and values of integrity and honesty. We also need better vigilance so that students do not move to such plans. After all, they are the future of our nation.

Yours sincerely


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