Govt gives nod for O and A Level exams to run on schedule

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27th September, 2020 07:36:54 printer

Govt gives nod for O and A Level exams to run on schedule

The Ministry of Education has permitted the British Council to hold O and A Level exams in October and November respectively upon their request.

The ministry, however, laid down four conditions for the test organisers amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Directorate of Secondary and Higher Education on Sunday issued a letter to the British Council, the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities.

The British Council said they have around 5,200 students in Bangladesh who registered with them in July-August 2020 to sit for their exams in the October-November 2020 series. 

In the upcoming October-November 2020 exams, UK exam boards will base results on students’ performance in the exams alone and not on any non-exam assessment, with the exception of art and design qualifications. 

Their safeguarding protocols, including wearing masks in exams, physical distancing of candidates, cleaning and sanitisation of the venues, will be applied in all exam venues across Dhaka, Chattogram, Sylhet, Narayanganj, and Khulna.