A level exams started with 1528 participants

Students in an exam setting | photo: Avas.mv

Male’, Maldives – A level exams have started in Maldives on Monday, with 1528 participants attempting the exams.

The Edexcel exams, which were originally suppose to be held during May and June were postponed to October and November, due to the worldwide disruption of the education system and closure of schools amidst the Covid-19 pandemic. While the threat of the virus is still real, the exams started with all necessary safety and precautionary measures put in place, as made mandatory by Health Protection Agency (HPA).

The Education Ministry revealed that the exams are being held at 34 centres across Maldives, including 4 centres in Male’. A total of 106 students will be sitting the exam fro the Male’ region.

It has now been almost 6 months since schools in Male’ area were closed due to Covid-19. Even though the schools reopened in June, they were again closed due to an increased number of people testing positive for Covid-19 in Male’. However during this period, A level students were brought to school for extra classes to prepare them for the exams. These classes were carried out in two sessions as well as extra online classes as well.

The Education Minister advised all students attempting the exam to prepare well for the exams despite the difficult situation in which the exams are being held.