Thailand's Kalasin Rajabhat University is investigating a lecturer who allegedly gave students A's in exchange for collectable stamps good for discounts and gifts at 7-11. The teacher was caught on video offering a grade bump for every 25 stamps, the Bangkok Post reports.
The instructor, who works in the university's preschool education department, allegedly gave one student an A+ in exchange for an incredible 400 stamps, prompting others in the class to call bullshit on her corrupt system.
In the video, she tells them, "You complained that you lost a lot of money to earn stamps. Did I force you to give me those stamps? I just offered you a suggestion."
"Khanittha got 17 points in psychology class," she continues. "She gave me stamps. Then, I gave her A+. Do you think you got that grade by your own brain?"
She's now been suspended, pending the outcome of an outside investigation by the Council of Rajabhat University Presidents of Thailand (Yes, CRUPT. You can't make this stuff up.) But the 7-11 scandal isn't the only charge of corruption plaguing the faculty. Students also claim that an educational trip to Vietnam turned into basic extortion, a vacation for the lecturers where students were forced to pay for passing grades.
The administration's response, months after the accusatory YouTube video was posted, doesn't do much to inspire confidence: "She might have thought it was ordinary practice, judging from what I heard, that some lecturers at other places also exchange grades for some beer,'' the university's acting rector told the Post.