Exam arrangements being prepared for quarantined A level students: HEOC

A teacher checking the temperature of a student at the gate of Centre for Higher Secondary Education (CHSE) | Photo: Mihaaru

Malé, Maldives — An announcement made by the Health Emergency Operation Center (HEOC) on Monday reveals that special examination arrangements are being prepared for A level students who may be quarantined or may have tested positive for Covid-19 during the exam period.

Efforts are currently underway to provide and finalize the seperate arrangements that will be made for the students who have to attend their examinations while in quarantine, stated Deputy Minister of Education and head of the Department of Public Examinations (DPE), Mohamed Ihsan noted while speaking at an HEOC press conference.

He also disclosed that there will be two separate exam halls for students to participate in the examination if they are diagnosed with the virus or/and placed under quarantine.

Deputy Minister Ihsan further added that guidelines regarding special arrangements and standard operating procedures for such centres have already been prepared. He noted that thermal screening procedures would be enacted at all examination halls and that social distancing measures would also be established as a protective measure.

While concluding, the spokesperson of HEOC, Dr. Nazla Rafeeq informed that the ministry of education would collaborate with HEOC and other relevant authorities to arrange transportation for quarantined students who are required to sit for exams at separate centres.

The technical advisory group (TAG) of HEOC has advised all students and parents to adhere to recommended safety guidelines in attempts to avoid getting infected.