Ethiopia cuts off internet for a WEEK while students take high school exams
In a stunning commitment to fair play and levelling the educational playing field, Ethiopia has shut down its internet during exam week .
Not just the school’s access, or each pupil’s, but the ENTIRE country.
(Mirror) – All social media access is grounded until at least June 8 while hundreds of thousands of students across the nation take their grade 10 exams – the equivalent of GCSEs.
The reason for the nationwide blackout is to stop exam papers and answers being posted online to social networks. The problem was widespread last year so the government decided to take action.
“The shutdown is aimed at preventing a repeat of leaks that occurred last year,” Mohammed Seid, public relations director of Ethiopia’s Office for Government Communications Affairs, told Reuters.