Exam cheats blocked
ADDIS ABABA: Ethiopia has cut off internet access nationwide until at least June 8 to try to stop cheats from posting high school exam papers on social media, a government official said yesterday.
Hundreds of thousands of students will take the tests throughout the country, with Grade 10 exams finishing today, and Grade 12 tests from Monday to Thursday.
Last year, to the authorities’ great embarrassment, exam papers were widely posted online, prompting the government to reschedule the tests, which are the main public exams for 16- and 18-year-olds to secure places at university and on vocational courses. Reuters