Somalia Postpones Exams After Leaks

Wasiirka waxbarashada Soomaaliya Cabdullaahi Goodax Barre
By: Abdullahi Abdi
BBC Somali, Nairobi

Somalia has cancelled national secondary school examinations after papers were leaked via social media and sold.

Students have been sitting their final year of school exams since Saturday, but the leakage of papers at one examination centre forced Education Minister Abdullahi Godah Barre to go on national television on Monday night to announce the cancellation of the exams.

The exams would now be retaken from 27 to 31 May, and social media would be shut during the five days to to curb the illegal circulation of papers, the minister added.