There are a number of countries that block the Internet across the country to prevent fraud in exams

In countries such as Syria and Ethiopia , in order to prevent exam questions from being leaked to the Internet during entrance exams at national universities, measures are taken to block the Internet throughout the exam period. Private organizations have voiced protests against this measure, which has been going on for years.

Syria's exam-related Internet shutdowns

We need to stop shutting down the internet for school exams --Access Now

From May 14th to 16th, 2016, every morning from 5am to 8am, the Internet across Iraq was almost completely cut off by the government. The reason is said to be 'to prevent cheating in school final exams held nationwide,' and the Iraqi government has taken similar steps in 2015, 2017, and 2018.

Shut down the nationwide net to prevent exam cheating-GIGAZINE

Iraq is not the only country where the Internet is blocked by the government. Of organizations that are engaged in activities to protect the Internet of rights Access Now According to the, Ethiopia, India, Syria, at least 29 countries, such as Tunisia, 155 times of the cut-off is in the past few years has been done that with. In addition to preventing cheating, there are other reasons such as preventing civil war and avoiding adverse effects on election campaigns.

You can check the Internet access status of each country with Cloudflare Radar , and you can also check how the connection is cut off during the test. For example, the high school exam schedule for 2021 in Syria is as follows ...

The number of accesses in Syria from June 14th to 20th, 2021 is as follows. You can see that the number of accesses has decreased significantly on June 15, 17, and 20, which are the test days.

It looks like this when displayed in more detail. The number of accesses started to decrease from around 2 o'clock in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) (around 4 o'clock in local time), and reached almost zero around 4 o'clock in UTC. The number of accesses is gradually recovering after 5 o'clock in UTC. This is the time just before the exam begins.

The blockage of the domestic Internet will affect not only private sector but also companies, hospitals and government organizations, and will endanger human life and economic activities. In countries where the internet is cut off because of student exams, exams are positioned as very important for future careers, and some students and teachers have cheated on cheating. He said he leaked exam questions and wrote answers on his shoes.

Access Now says, 'Many governments are plagued by cheating problems that cannot afford to consider their impact on human rights and the economy. We work with Internet service providers, educational institutions and others to block as much as possible. I will try not to let you take such measures. '

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