Sujoy didn’t say a word to anyone. However, he wanted to show off to his friends about how much he knows and what a good student he is. He wanted to prove to his classmates that he is smart and studious as well because of his reputation for being notorious. So he turned to social media. After his exams were over, he started posting that his papers went very well, he would score high this time. He started openly insulting the studious children in his class by showing them down. He told everyone that he knew everything. He even tried outsmarting the teachers. They were exhausted with his words and actions.
The students too were irritated as he used to bully the others and keep showing off. He continued to boast about the marks he scored on social media after the results were announced. The teachers awarded him as the topper of the class and congratulated him even though they could not believe what had happened. He had become the talk of the town in his school. Suddenly everyone knew his name, and every time he would pass by the corridors, people would look at him and whisper. He loved the attention he received.
Finally, the students complained to the teachers and principal regarding his behaviour. The principal then decided to take things into his hands.
One day, he called Sujoy to his office. He congratulated him on his recent achievements. He said, “The education board has given special instructions for the toppers of each class from all schools. They have prescribed a special test for these students. This test will give you an opportunity to get an award from the President. I’m sure this test will be very simple for you since you’re such a bright student. Don’t worry, you’ll ace the test!”
Sujoy was presented with a question paper based on his syllabus, but he did not know anything. He was tensed and scared. He said, “Sir, I don’t know anything. I cannot answer any of the questions.”
He replied, “How so? All these questions are from your current syllabus. I’m sure you can answer them since you studied so hard.”
After a while, Sujoy could not hold it back anymore. He confessed to the principal. He owned up and told him what he had done to score well in the exams. The principal was furious and expelled Sujoy from the school.