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The ‘O’ and ‘A’ level examinations started from today subject to the conditions

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  • 01 October, 2020 15:46:05

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News Desk: The English medium ‘O’ and ‘A’ level examinations have started from today (October 1) in compliance with the four conditions of the Ministry of Education. The test will continue till October 23. 5 thousand 200 students are expected to take part in it.

The British Council is conducting the test in strict compliance with World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines to prevent coronavirus infection.

The conditions given by the Ministry of Education include-

>> The Department of Health must strictly follow the rules of health and the World Health Organization.

>> No more than 1,600 candidates can be tested in 35 venues across the country every day. In case of examination, the distance between each student should be 6 feet.

>> Considering the situation, the government can revoke the permission to take the test in the public interest at any time.

>> If any student is infected with coronavirus during the exam, the British Council will have to take the responsibility.

Earlier, the examination activities were suspended. Advocate Moniruzzaman Lincoln filed the writ in court. The high court later dismissed it. The writ petition has been dismissed on the ground that the application has not been raised. As a result, this test has started from 10 am today.

Earlier, in a statement issued on September 23, the British Council said that the International GCSE, IGCSE, ‘O’ Level and ‘A’ Level examinations of the October-November (2020) session would be held as per the scheduled schedule.

It said there are about 5,200 students in the country who have registered for the October-November exams in July-August. It is important for them to take this test on time.

Mandatory face masks for participation in the test, physical distance of the test takers, regular cleaning of the test center, sanitation and safety protocols of the British Council will be followed in all test centers in Dhaka, Chittagong, Sylhet, Narayanganj and Khulna.

Earlier, the British Council decided not to hold the May-June session due to Corona.

An order issued by the Ministry of Education on September 26 said that the British Council had agreed to allow Bangladesh to conduct 'O' level and 'A' level examinations from October 1 to October 23 under four conditions.

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