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Server outages disrupt computer-based national exams

  • Aman Rochman and Suherdjoko

    The Jakarta Post

Malang/Semarang   /   Tue, April 24, 2018   /   11:57 am
Server outages disrupt computer-based national exams Hard task: Students at Madrasah Tsanawiyah Hidayatul Mubtadiin junior high school in Malang, East Java take an Indonesian language test on the first day of the computer-based national exams on April 23. (JP/Aman Rochman)

Technical problems have disrupted computer-based national exams for junior high school students, which started on Monday.

Islamic junior high school Madrasah Tsanawiyah Hidayatul Mubtadi'in in Malang, East Java, was among schools affected by the technical glitches.

Principal Alif Masbukin said server outages caused the exams to begin an hour late.  

“We anticipated such technical disruptions,” said Alif. He said the exams were taken in three batches until 3 p.m.  

In Semarang, Central Java, exams were also delayed by server outages on Monday.

Semarang Mayor Hendrar Prihadi said he received reports on the server disruptions.

“Hopefully everything can be handled well during the exams,” said Hendrar.

In Semarang, 170 junior high schools and 35 Madrasah Tsanawiyah -- both public and private – are holding computer-based national exams, with total 23,977 student are sitting the exams. (ebf)

Get ready: Teachers give instructions to students of  Madrasah Tsanawiyah Hidayatul Mubtadiin junior high school in Malang, East Java, before they start the computer-based national exams on April 23.Get ready: Teachers give instructions to students of Madrasah Tsanawiyah Hidayatul Mubtadiin junior high school in Malang, East Java, before they start the computer-based national exams on April 23. (JP/Aman Rochman)