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Ethiopia Turn And Shut Off Internet Nationwide To Prevent Examination Malpractice

Ethiopia has really taken their examination security serious to the extent they locked and shut down their Internet as student sit for exam. Ethiopia has reportedly done this thrice in a year as this is not their first time to shut down the internet for examination sake.

As of right now, no one in Ethiopia has internet access, and it’s not because of a major power outage with telecom providers. It’s actually because students are in the midst of their exams.

According to some reports, some papers where leaked for the national grade 10 exams, forcing the government to shut down the internet access. A Google transparency report that there where sharp dropping numbers of Ethiopian visitors to its websites on Tuesday. Even till now, the access has not been restored.

The drastic and quick move of the government was because of what happened last year, activists in Ethiopia leaked papers for the national grade 12 exams and the exam was postponed because of a school shutdown in the regional state of Oromia. Of course, if no one can access the exam papers online, no one can cheat.

So, this is the third time the government has blocked internet access in Ethiopia for three times in 12 months. The government also blocked internet access in July 2016 after University exam were leaked online and was also blocked off again in August 2016.

I think all countries should follow this method to prevent all examination malpractice in order for students to focus more on their academic life.

What do you have to say?


  1. Ebenco Real Ebenco Real June 2, 2017

    This is a welcome development from dem dat will reduce examination malpractices.
    I hope Nigeria and some other country's join d league!! abi!! nice one

  2. Jeftech Jeftech June 2, 2017

    Such will never happen in Nigeria
    But is cool sha

  3. Ademola Praise Ademola Praise June 2, 2017

    Nigeria can Neva do that, different scheduled time of examination won't allow for that…

  4. Nathan Mathew Nathan Mathew June 2, 2017

    Its actually an awesome development , ethiopia has really taken it to the top with this i just hope nigeria and other countries emulates them


    That,s a great move from Ethiopia government and their telecom service provider, since is just not to allow candidates to engage in exam malpractices , I hope Nigeria can do the same .

  6. Anonymous Anonymous June 2, 2017

    In Nigeria govt will only waste their time. As dem block internet, we use special kind of intranet. If you don't know what I mean, ask jambites that write jamb in locations with poor network so no internet.

  7. Lekan Lekan June 2, 2017

    This is not a good idea. Lack of security

  8. Lorenzo Lorenzo June 2, 2017

    I think they are lacking security. They need more experienced digital workers to work for them. Raising this type of idea will make them slow in technology

  9. Nelson Aikhorin Nelson Aikhorin June 2, 2017

    Imagine Nigeria that uses 7days to write jamb will now shutdown internet…… I do see this happening in 5years.

  10. abdulrahman yusuf abdulrahman yusuf June 2, 2017

    I really am happy with d way dey are tackling exam malpractice in ethiopia,Nigeria should try to imitate them bcuz d internet is one very strong tool students use nowadays especially WhatsApp

  11. Bright Bright June 2, 2017

    it has its negative and positive impacts. malpractice will always be there as far they collect bribe. if you are given 1million just to conduct an examination, won't you accept it? it takes the Divine Grace from God to decline the offer

  12. Dubem David Kris Dubem David Kris June 2, 2017

    Not bad atall thats really a great move in stopping malpractice hope Naija will never imitate that

  13. Godpower ogaga Godpower ogaga June 4, 2017

    it is the best way if the students are prone to examination malpractice. ..nice update admin thanks

  14. Detective_Khalifah Detective_Khalifah April 2, 2018

    A good reaction but risky move! Different tactics should be taken into consideration.

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