A student wrote 'I feel sad' on an exam paper as a joke. Now his university is demanding an explanation

Jagannath University authorities have asked a student to explain why he wrote ‘I feel dejected’ on an exam paper, saying it tarnished the institution’s image.

Jagannath University Correspondentbdnews24.com
Published : 29 June 2022, 10:16 AM
Updated : 29 June 2022, 12:07 PM

He has been asked to respond by Jul 4. 

A photo showing the exam paper of the student, who is in his first semester at the Department of English, went viral last Thursday.

The additional answer sheet he used bore the writing - ‘Sir, I feel sad today.’

It wasn’t a part of his main answer sheets for the exam, but a ‘zero’ and ‘invalidated’ could be seen written in red on the paper.

The photo provoked both laughter and criticism, resulting in the authorities summoning the student on Sunday.

The student appealed to the department to acknowledge his mistake, asking to be pardoned.

His statement was forwarded to the proctor’s office.

The authorities served him with a notice on Wednesday asking him to explain the action.

“He must explain as he committed four offences.  Firstly, he stole an answer sheet, then he signed it where a teacher should sign. Then he scored it and posted it on Facebook,” said Proctor Mostafa Kamal.

On Thursday, the student said the entire episode was done for ‘pure fun’ and he had no idea that he would face such ‘consequences’.

“I took an additional answer sheet and wrote the words just for fun. I never realised the situation would turn out like this. Teachers have summoned me and I begged for their forgiveness. I don’t know what’ll happen,” he said.

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