Telecom operators suspend internet to prevent question leaks

Telecom operators stalled internet connections for over an hour before the SSC test on information and communication technology started on Sunday.

Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission took the step to prevent question leaks in the board exams, a BTRC official said.

The Secondary School Certificate or SSC exams started on Feb 1. The three-hour exams start at  10am.                                                                                                              
The government has been unsuccessful so far in stopping question leaks. Question leaks during the PSC (Primary School Certificate) and JSC (Junior School Certificate) exams last year received media attention several times.
The trend continues with SSC examinees receiving the questions on the social media, especially Facebook Messenger, ahead of the exams.