London, Mar.6 (ANI): French schoolchildren now have a chance to duck homework for a fee.
The website, faismesdevoirs .com (domyhomework.com), which opened on Wednesday, is the creation of Stéphane Boukris, a 25-year-old business graduate who has announced he plans expanding into the English-language market.
He claimed thousands of French pupils had already subscribed to the site, which has been slammed by politicians and teachers' unions as an immoral service for well off children.
Xavier Darcos, the French education minister, said: "I consider that the role of state education is to offer everyone a free service, including the correction of homework. I wouldn't want the income of parents to decide failure or success at school."
According to The Scotsman, Boukris employs a team of teachers and higher education students who guarantee to deliver within 24 to 72 hours perfectly completed homework, sent to them by secondary school pupils who can pay through their mobile phones.
The website charges according to the complexity of the questions, ranging from between 5 for three maths sums and up to 30 for a full essay.
One hour after it began operating, a huge demand for the website led to its crash. "2,000 visits per second was both a good and bad result," said Boukris. (ANI)