Govt blocks so­cial me­dia dur­ing na­tional school exam

Daily Trust - - BUSINESS -

Ethiopian of­fi­cials have blocked so­cial me­dia sites across the coun­try un­til the na­tional school ex­am­i­na­tion is con­cluded on Wed­nes­day.

Face­book and other mo­bile apps have been dis­abled since Satur­day, and cit­i­zens are com­plain­ing. The gov­ern­ment com­mu­ni­ca­tions of­fice said that the block­ing of sites is meant to en­sure an “or­derly exam process’’ that be­gins on yes­ter­day.

An on­line leak of na­tional exam sheets in May forced the tests to be post­poned. Some op­po­si­tion me­dia claimed re­spon­si­bil­ity for the leaks. Many have called it an em­bar­rass­ment for the gov­ern­ment.

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