Hungry Rats Eat Ungraded University Exams

Posted on April 26, 2010

Proctoring and grading exams is serious business, no matter where in the world you reside. It’s such a crucial affair in Nepal, in fact, that police officers are sometimes hired to safeguard them. Sounds simple enough, right?

Tell that to the officers of Kirtipur, who accidentally let a recent batch of University exams be devoured by a hungry gang of mischievous rats. It sounds like an excuse that a desperate teenager who didn’t do his homework might employ, but it really did happen.

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This story begins at Tribhuvan University in Kirtipur, Kathmandu, Nepal. After proctoring a batch of student exams, Tribhuvan University officials passed them onto local Kirtpur police officers for safekeeping. The officers, upon returning to their headquarters, tossed the important exam papers into a dingy basement cellar that, according to the Rising Nepal newspaper, has a leaking water pipe.

All was well until 2-1/2 months later when, during a station inspection, the officers discovered that most of the exams had been torn apart, with ripped and bitten shreds lying all across the room. Apparently, the exams were the victim of a recent rat attack.

So now the question remains: who is to blame for this incident?

According to the Agence France-Presse (AFP) news agency, police inspector Ram Prakash Chaudhary faults the University. He said, “We kept the answer papers in a secure room, but a few days ago we discovered that some of them had been eaten by rats. We told the university officials about the problem straight away. But they only came to pick up the papers today, after the news came out.”

The University has yet to provide an official rebuttal, but on behalf of the world, one wonders how a mere few days would have made a difference. The bottom line is that the police, who were hired to safeguard the exams, should be held responsible for all damages incurred.

However, the Rising Nepal newspaper disagrees, as they accused Tribhuvan University of “utter negligence.”

Regardless, the Tribhuvan University students are the one and only real victims, as they must now retake their exams.

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V Saxena

I am a 28-year-old heterosexual male hailing from Raleigh, North Carolina. I was raised in America and intend to bring up my children as proud Americans because I am defined by neither my past nor the color of my skin, but rather by the path I choose to take in life. It is this option to be who and what I want that has me so enamored with my Mother country: the United States of America. For more information, please visit feelgoodfriday1.blogspot.com.
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5 comments
you
you

Why were they in a basement for 2 1/2 months? Shouldn't they have been graded first?

Snapper Head
Snapper Head

yea the po-po have there thumbs up their @$$ on that one

Jelly Jalyna
Jelly Jalyna

i would love to have those rats in my country . lol

Crystal Awards
Crystal Awards

Great Job, Rats! Do you have any subsidiary here?

gr1088
gr1088

In America we would sue!