Russian school massively equipped with jamming before the exam

In Russian schools before the exam can be mass-installed means of suppression of cellular communication. According to the newspaper “Vedomosti”, the final decision on this matter will be taken after the meeting of the State Commission for radio frequencies (GCCR) in March.

Jammers of mobile communication is planned to be installed only in areas of examinations. It is reported that previously have not been cases of mass use of such equipment.

The initiative of installation of jammers in schools belongs to the Service. In Roskomnadzor offer a principled objection is not met, however, the Department insisted on receiving approval of the SCR, to ensure the legitimacy of such measures.

In June 2016, “Kommersant” wrote that a number of schools in several regions of Russia was fined for the use of jamming during the exam. Thus, according to the publication, use of such mechanisms is strongly recommended, the regional examining boards to avoid cheating on exams.

In 2012, similar measures adopted in the schools of the Amur region. The Department of science and education of Primorye requested then 384 lock communication networks GSM, DCS, 3G and Wi-Fi for installation in educational institutions. A law banning the use of mobile phones in the delivery of state examinations, was passed by the Parliament in 2011.