British Council resumes IELTS test
Published: 02:03 AM, 21 September 2020
Computer-delivered and paper-based IELTS tests have been resumed at the British Council after a period of suspension as per the instructions of the Bangladesh government to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
In a statement on Sunday, Zunayed Ahmed, British Council’s Director of Operations and Examinations, said, “We have ensured the safety and hygiene measures that are recommended by their global standards and Bangladesh government guidelines.”
We are informing the examinees in advance about the health issues such as signing a document confirming health issues, wearing a mask that covers the mouth and nose, and the temperature checking mechanisms that are available in the center, he added.
He said that all the items in the center such as furniture, stationery, and other equipment are sanitized before each test with utmost care.
Zunayed Ahmed said that although the IELTS test has been suspended for some time, various resources including preparation videos, tips, and tricks, practice materials for the four departments of IELTS have been made available online for free by the British Council.
Extended support was also provided for free transfer and deferrals. Test takers can still access exclusive preparation materials and the above-mentioned benefits when they book IELTS with the British Council.
As the capacity of the centers has been reduced to some extent to ensure social distance, the number of test dates will also be increased soon as required. Tests have now resumed in Dhaka, Chattogram, and Sylhet. Soon Khulna, Cumilla, and Rajshahi will also start re-examination in phases.