The Addis Ababa City administration has canceled the controversial evaluative test scheduled for Friday. Addis Ababa University and Kotebe College were the designated institutions for administering the exam.
According to a report by Wazema Radio published on Saturday, Addis Ababa City Administration employees were awaiting the exams at the designated institutions until 11:00 a.m., only to be informed of its cancellation.
On Friday, the Addis Ababa City Administration took to its social media page to clarify the situation. “The exam prepared for Addis Ababa University and Kotebe is canceled due to technical problems,” it stated. The administration also mentioned that the institutions had apologized and that the next schedule would be announced.
The city administration’s news update highlighted that Addis Ababa University and Kotebe Education University were tasked with administering the exam.
The exam is intended for city divisions that have completed organizational structural studies, as per the city’s claim. Employees who do not achieve passing marks in the exam will either be offered a different position aligning with their skill set or provided with compensation upon leaving the city. However, the exact compensation amount has not been disclosed.
The new policy has faced widespread criticism from Ethiopian activists and politicians, who perceive it as a politically motivated move targeting a specific ethnic group.
United Partya prominent opposition party in the country, released a statement this week criticizing the city administration’s handling of the exam. The party expressed concern that the exam aims to dismiss employees in higher positions. Additionally, it highlighted the cancellation of the exam following reports of answers being disseminated. Furthermore, the party called on Addis Ababa City employees to fight it back.
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