High school examinations are definitely not something you should trifle with, especially when you're in Algeria.
According to Reuters
, Algerian state media reported yesterday
that authorities have temporarily blocked access to Twitter, Facebook and other social media websites as a way to stop cheaters from posting high school exam papers online.
Thousands of high school students were resitting part of their baccalaureate exams after details were leaked over social media. "[The block] is directly related to the partial baccalaureate exams that are taking place on Sunday," an official source told Algeria Press Service
). "This is to protect students from the publication of false papers for these exams."
Earlier this month, dozens of people, including employees of national education offices and printers, were arrested to assist an investigation into how parts of the 2016 high school exams were leaked on social media.
Our own country Malaysia is no stranger to examination leaks either. Remember when Standard Six students had to retake their English paper and had their Science exam delayed because questions were leaked on social media?
With exam season looming in a few months for our students, hopefully history won't repeat itself.