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Insight into Employee Experience: Examination Chaos in Addis Ababa City Administration

We have heard that the controversial first-round qualification test that the Addis Ababa city administration was planning to give to its employees today has been canceled.

Our source said that the employees who were selected for the exam were taken to the exam center by bus and waited until 17:00 Local time.



An employee who was going to be tested at the second Minilk School examination center said that only a list of names of some employees had been posted in the examination rooms. We heard from examinees that the exam was canceled in three other places where it was to be given.

They also said that there was no one to say why it was canceled because there were only policemen there.

Addis Ababa University and Kotebe University, which were selected to give the assessment test, said in a statement issued by the Addis Ababa administration on Friday evening, that "we did not give the qualification assessment because we had a technical problem".

The city administration stated that the qualification test would be given by the city administration staff who conducted a new structural improvement study. You will find detailed information about the assessment in this link.

Yesterday, the opposition INAT Political Party called for an immediate halt to the assessment that the Addis Ababa city administration is planning to give to government workers and the allocation of workers based on the assessment.

The party said that it is safe to assume that the test and evaluation is a strategy that the government has prepared to remove the workers it does not want and replace them with the ones it wants. The party mentioned that it understood from its information sources that the answer of the exam was already posted in every school before the exam, and then the party revealed that the exam has been suspended for the time being.

The party has also requested that the form that compels employees working in government offices in Addis Ababa to fill in their ethnic identity should be stopped immediately. In this statement, the party called on the city administration workers to peacefully oppose the exam, the classification and the form asking for "ethnicity".

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