Japanese university bans all watches from exams

The Wall Street Journal

Kyoto University said it will prohibit students from wearing or using any type of watch during its entrance exams beginning next year in order to prevent cheating.

The university said the proliferation of smartwatches has made it difficult to determine whether someone is using a watch to communicate with a friend or calculate figures. The ban “is required in order to conduct a fair test,” a university official said.

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sonicwrecks2613d ago (Edited 2613d ago )

A sign of the times, certainly.

(EDIT: Pun entirely unintended...)

blackblades2612d ago

Didn't read the article but I bet it's because of the smart watches so they won't cheat.

Sultra2612d ago

why is this a problem? I thought the Japanese were all about honor.