Algeria obscured Facebook and Twitter because of the baccalaureate exams




The Algerian government blocked the social networking sites Facebook and Twitter temporarily, so as to prevent a repeat of leaking secondary school certificate exams questions operations, according to reports from the Algerian News Agency on Saturday.

The agency said that as of Saturday evening, June 18, 2016 became a site Facebook and Twitter is available in front of Internet users in Algeria.

The news agency quoted Algerian source in the postal sector and communication technology as saying that the decision to block the direct link partial examinations for the baccalaureate, which starts on Sunday, adding that the blocking process designed to protect the exams providers of spreading false topics on these sites.

The transfer of baccalaureate exams questions process witnessed tight security from the security forces and the intervention of the National Army, to the Boufarik military airport in Blida, for transfer to the directorates of education in remote from the capital, provinces, and organized four flights over planes and military helicopters to all provinces.

The authorities prevented the students from the introduction of electronic devices and means of mobile phones, laptops and all Internet-enabled devices, the Algerian government has taken action and described as “strict” in collaboration with the Ministries of itself led by the Ministry of Defence.

It was more than 800 thousand students underwent between May 29 and June 2 / May examinations GCSEs, but almost half of them will be forced from Sunday to contest the exams again, due to a massive leak of operations got to exam questions via the Internet.

According to the Ministry of Education, the leaks touched the seven tests of the Division of Experimental Sciences, in addition to the four tests in mathematics and technical divisions of mathematics.

And it turned leaking exam questions high school across social networking sites in Algeria into a political and security issue scandal, summoned for an investigation, and on the back it arrested dozens of people, including teachers and professors.

The Ministry of Education confirmed that it “has taken the maximum precautions to ensure normal baccalaureate rate of leaking zero percent,” noting that “it was recruiting the framework of the Ministry of National Education to accompany the topics Baccalaureate everywhere be present in it so as not to leave her, and is the perfect escrow to secure partial exams after leaks witnessed the last session. ”

It remains professors who prepare questions cut off from the outside world, a whole month until the end of exams, with prevent them from using the telephone and the Internet.


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