Written by Amira Al Hussaini
Social media is being used to leak high school examination questions, say Egyptian bloggers. The same media that has been credited for fueling the Arab revolutions is now being accused of allowing students to cheat.
On Twitter, Ramy Yaacoub writes:
@RamyYaacoub : HighSchoolers are “crowd sourcing” answers to leaked exams for 2nd day, Min. of education denying it #Egypt follow @waelabbas for more
The results of high school examinations determine the faith of students across the Arab world. Competition for top places is fierce as it guarantees spots in universities. Thousands of students are currently sitting their final exams in Egypt. The exams continue until July 4.
Veteran blogger Wael Abbas announces [ar]:
And he adds:
Asmaa shares the same fear. She writes:
Abbas challenges the Ministry of Education, which is responsible for the exams, saying:
@waelabbas : I have the entire examination questions!!! The ideal answers are actually on blackberry messenger and this is a screen shot
A few minutes later, he tweets:
At the time of writing this post, the English exam was over and Abbas was in the process of publishing screenshots of the leaked exam on Facebook here .
Meanwhile, Mahmoud Nasef asks:
The hash tag for cheating is found here .
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