FILE - Group of Thanaweya Amma students revising before the exam in 2015
CAIRO - 21 June 2018: A student from Sharqiyah was caught on Thursday after publishing part of Thanawya Amma (high school diploma) pure mathematics exam on social media websites.
In press statements, chief of the general educational sector and Thanwaeya Amma exams Reda Hegazy said that the student published part of the exam after 30 minutes of its start.
Egypt has enacted new amendments to a law toughening penalties for cheaters and troublemakers during school exams, especially the Thanawya Amma exams which determine the future of roughly half a million students who sit for it every year.
Under the new amendments offenders especially those who print, publish, broadcast or promote exam questions and answers by any means could face two to seven year jail terms and a fine of EGP 100,000 to 200,000