Ethiopian Info: Dr. Debretsion Gebremichael

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Ethiopian authorities have restored internet access across the country a little over a week after imposed a blackout, the BBC reports. According to the authorities, the blockage was to preserve the integrity of nationwide examinations that were slated between May 31 and June 8. The Grade 10 and 12 exams are for university entrance purposes and also for enrollment into national vocational courses. Thousands of students took the Grade 10 exams between May 31 until June 2 whiles others took the Grade 12 papers between June 5 and June 8. displayAdvert("mpu_3") We are being proactive. We want our students to concentrate and be free of the psychological pressure and distractions that this brings. “The shutdown is aimed at preventing a repeat of leaks that occurred last year,” Mohammed Seid, public relations director of Ethiopia’s Office for Government Communications Affairs, told Reuters. “We are being proactive. We want our students to concentrate and be free of the psychological pressure and distractions that this brings,” he added. There was a widespread leakage of exams papers last year leading to a cancellation of papers. There were exceptions to the blackout as diplomatic and international institutions, banks and top hospitality outfits still had access amidst the blackout. Beside shutdowns related to education

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