Organizers of the benchmark TOEFL English examination have banned Russian residents from taking the take a look at, impartial media outlet Mediazona reported Tuesday.
The Instructional Testing Service (ETS) has blocked a variety of Russian residents from the web platform that runs the TOEFL examination, in keeping with Mediazona.
The TOEFL qualification is acknowledged by 11,000 universities in over 190 international locations and performs a key function in job hiring processes and better schooling.
A number of Russian customers have encountered messages saying that their entry had been suspended as a way to adjust to Western sanctions, Mediazona reported.
Following Russia’s invasion of neighboring Ukraine in February, the U.S.-founded ETS and fellow English language take a look at IELTS stopped providing exams in Russia.
Mediazona didn’t report an official response from ETS and The Moscow Occasions was not capable of instantly attain the corporate for remark.