Today, this year’s O’Level examinations have commenced at 235 centers across the Maldives – with 5955 students sitting the examinations. As per the Ministry of Education, these include 22 centers in Malé with 2,196 students, and 213 centers in atolls with 3,759 students. The examinations are scheduled to conclude on 11th June.
The Ministry also notes that exam centers are fully prepared to hold the exam with arrangements having been made for students who have tested positive for COVID-19 or are in quarantine to sit for the exams. The guidelines set by the Department of Public Examinations (DPE) states that students in isolation in Malé will be brought to their respective exam halls by the Health Protection Agency (HPA) and DPE, with assistance from Education Supervision and Quality Improvement Division (ESQID). Students in quarantine will be brought to and from their exam hall by their parent, whilst strictly adhering to HPA guidelines. The isolated students in other islands will be brought to the exam halls by task forces in the islands.
Whereas the O’ Level exams have commenced, A’ Level exams are underway whereas it has come to light that some of the exam papers have been leaked.