ADDIS ABABA – The four-day long university entrance national exam session has concluded successfully, said an agency in charge of the examination on Thursday.
The Batch of 2020/21 academic year Grade 12 students have been taking the Ethiopian Higher Education Entrance Certificate Examination in 2, 036 exam stations since Monday.
Despite minor hiccups that required timely corrective measures, the four-day long exam session concluded with a success, said Tefera Feyissa, deputy director of the National Educational Assessment and Examination Agency.
Considering the challenges the country is encountering from within and abroad, the successful conclusion of the exam could be considered a major achievement, he said y, during a press briefing on Thursday afternoon.
Asked about reports of alleged exam leak via social media, Tefera said the agency’s technical committee will probe the allegation and measures will be taken accordingly.
Second round to follow
A total of 545, 381 of students sat for the national exam this week out of the 617, 991 students registered to do so, according to the agency.
Authorities say most of them missed the exam due to the recent security-related problems, particularly in three zones of Amhara region.
The second round of exams will be administered for these srudents “as soon as circumstances allow,” according to the ministry of education.
Deputy director Tefera advised them to continue their exam preparations.