A criminal law student was caught cheating in a university exam – and his deviously intricate method has strangely impressed people.
Professors admitted they couldn’t help admiring the lengths he went to way to sneak crib notes into the exam hall.
Images show how the Spanish student had engraved borderline microscopic letters containing information from his syllabus across a set of blue Bic pens.
According to a friend of the accused, he did so by “replacing the graphite lead of a mechanical pencil with a needle”.
It reportedly made it “super easy for him to write on a pen”, The Sun reports.
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Malaga University lecturer Yolanda de Lucchi, who tweeted about the bizarre effort to cheat last Wednesday, said she was shocked when she discovered what he had done.
She said: “Tidying up my office, I found this university relic that we confiscated from a student a few years ago.
“Criminal procedural law in Bic pens. What art!”
Unfortunately for the student he was busted by eagle-eyed invigilators who eventually confiscated his unique set of ‘cheat sheets’.
But his efforts certainly didn’t go unnoticed as users on Twitter congratulated his creativity.
“We should make a museum with these things,” said one person.
“The level of being able to write like this in pens and such quantity,” wrote another.
“He should have passed just for the effort involved,” a third said.
Meanwhile, several people pointed out that if the student was going to go through so much effort to cheat, he may as well have used the time to study instead.
Needless to say, this isn’t the first case of student’s cheating.
In 2021, it was reported that students were reportedly being busted cheating in online university exams taken at home as virtual assessments replaced hall exams during the pandemic.
Students, who were forced to take exams in their bedrooms, were caught sharing questions with their housemates by photographing answers.
Others reportedly took it in turns to complete sections of the exam papers, it was claimed.
This article originally appeared on The Sun and was reproduced with permission