If you think Kenya scores top in exam cheating, you are dead wrong.

The habit is so prevalent in Algeria that the country had to shut down all internet services during the tests.

The whole nation of Algeria went offline on Wednesday for the start of high school exams, the first in a series of internet blackouts to stop the possibility of students cheating, AFP reports.

Mobile and fixed internet connections were cut across the country for a total of two hours, to coincide with the start of two school tests.

“Internet services had been cut “in compliance with instructions from the government, aimed at ensuring the high school diploma tests run smoothly,” public operator Algerie Telecom said.

The pre-planned blackouts are scheduled to continue until Monday to combat cheating among more than 700,000 students.

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