Govt blocks social media during national school exam
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.