‘O’ Level, ‘A’ Level exams begin on four conditions
Published: 01:11 PM, 1 October 2020
Ordinary (O) and Advanced (A) Level examinations have begun from today (October 1) in compliance with the four conditions of the Ministry of Education.
The examinations will continue till October 23. Some 5,200 students are expected to take part in the exams.
Earlier, the High Court has rejected a writ petition seeking a stay order on O Level and A Level examinations in October and November this year. Following the court order, there is no legal bar to hold the exams this year.
The Ministry of Education gave approval to the British Council to administer the examinations on four conditions.
The conditions are -
1. The British Council will have to ensure safety protocol during the exams as per the government’s public health guidelines as well as those of the World Health Organization (WHO) over COVID-19.
2. No more than 1,800 students should be allowed to sit a test in a day at the 35 centres across the country under the British Council.
3. The Education Ministry had the right to cancel the exams anytime if the situation demanded such action.
4. The British Council will be responsible if any student gets infected with COVID-19 while attending the exams.