GCSE, A Level exams in Jan

Staff Correspondent

21 December, 2020 12:00 AM printer

The Education Ministry on Sunday approved the British Council’s plan to hold General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) and A Level exams at English medium educational institutions in January.

Secondary and Higher Education Division of the ministry gave the approval and forwarded a letter, containing four conditions to hold the exams, to the British Council country director.

The letter said the organisers of the exams will have to strictly follow the health guidelines made by the Directorate General of Health Services and World Health Organisation.

A maximum of 1,600 students will be allowed to take the exams in 35 venues across the country while the students will have to sit six feet apart from each other.

The ministry also said the government can cancel the approval anytime in the ‘interest of the people’. If any student contracts Cvid-19 during the exams, the British Council will be held accountable, it also said

On December 8, the British Council applied to the education ministry for the approval of the date for the exams.