Ethiopia has blocked social media sites during university entrance examinations to prevent students from being distracted, a government spokesman has told AFP news agency.
Some end-of-year examination papers were posted online last month forcing the exams to be scrapped.
Government spokesman Getachew Reda is quoted as saying “It’s blocked. It’s a temporary measure until Wednesday. Social media have proven to be a distraction for students,” .
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Viber have been inaccessible in the country since Saturday, AFP reports.