• Sunday, Oct 17, 2021
  • Last Update : 09:25 am

Cambridge exam board asked not to hold O Level, A Level exams

  • Published at 06:37 pm March 16th, 2021
a level exam
Photo: Collected

The tests were scheduled to start in April

As Covid-19 has taken a turn for the worse again in Bangladesh, the government has asked the Cambridge International Examinations, a British exam board, not to conduct the forthcoming O Level and A Level examinations that are scheduled for April. 

Through a gazette notification issued on Tuesday, the Secondary and Higher Education Division, under the Ministry of Education, said:” Considering the prevailing situation which is still beyond control due to the pandemic, no public exams under any Bangla medium or general educational institutions are taking place now, to ensure health safety of the students and teachers in Bangladesh. 

“The Cambridge board exams in the UK and our neighbouring countries have already been cancelled due to the latest surge in Covid-19 cases," it adds.

Considering the overall situation, the circular says, it has been evident that it will not be logical to conduct the exams in the country.

“Hence, we urge that the O and A Level exams scheduled for April not be held,” it concludes.

Earlier, the British examination boards Pearson Edexcel International announced on February 3 that its international exams would not go ahead as planned this summer.

On January 28, OxfordAQA, a major UK examination board, said it would be impossible to go ahead with the exams as planned because of the Covid-19 outbreak.

Weeks ago, UK Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove announced that board exams, including GCSEs and A Levels, would be cancelled this year.

Students in Bangladesh will be affected by the decision as many sit a combination of GCSEs and International GCSEs, A Levels and International A Levels.

This will be the second year in a row that grades are awarded based on teacher assessments due to the pandemic. 

216
Facebook 174
blogger sharing button blogger
buffer sharing button buffer
diaspora sharing button diaspora
digg sharing button digg
douban sharing button douban
email sharing button email
evernote sharing button evernote
flipboard sharing button flipboard
pocket sharing button getpocket
github sharing button github
gmail sharing button gmail
googlebookmarks sharing button googlebookmarks
hackernews sharing button hackernews
instapaper sharing button instapaper
line sharing button line
linkedin sharing button linkedin
livejournal sharing button livejournal
mailru sharing button mailru
medium sharing button medium
meneame sharing button meneame
messenger sharing button messenger
odnoklassniki sharing button odnoklassniki
pinterest sharing button pinterest
print sharing button print
qzone sharing button qzone
reddit sharing button reddit
refind sharing button refind
renren sharing button renren
skype sharing button skype
snapchat sharing button snapchat
surfingbird sharing button surfingbird
telegram sharing button telegram
tumblr sharing button tumblr
twitter sharing button twitter
vk sharing button vk
wechat sharing button wechat
weibo sharing button weibo
whatsapp sharing button whatsapp
wordpress sharing button wordpress
xing sharing button xing
yahoomail sharing button yahoomail