Ethiopia shuts down the Internet to prevent exam leaks

According to an article from a leading Ethiopian news source, the Internet has been shut down and the reason given by authorities is to prevent leakage of exams papers.

Internet has not been accessible largely across the country for three days. According to NetBlocks, an organisation that monitors Internet shutdowns, access to in Ethiopia was totally cut off on 9 June and has since only been an intermittent restoration of Internet services since then.

This is not the first time Ethiopian authorities are shutting down the Internet for exams leaks. The article further suggests that considering the dire need for the Internet in everyday lives of citizens and businesses, the government must adopt and implement best practices around the world in dealing with exam leakages.