Friday, 06. December 2013
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A high school student has been expelled after being caught with a 35ft long crib sheet wrapped around his body during his university entrance exam in Kazakhstan.
The Borat-style stunt was discovered when examiners noticed the student fiddling inside his clothing before the exam started, say officials.
Under his shirt they found a chain of computer print-outs containing 25,000 potential answers to the exam's five topics of maths, history, Russian, Kazhak, and another subject of the student's choice.
Education authority spokesman Bolatzhan Uskenbayev said: "If he'd put half as much effort into studying as he did into cheating he would have sailed through the exam with a distinction.
"It's a pity too see all that work come to nothing but he cheated, and that's not allowed."
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