The second round of examinations in government schools will begin on August 18. The exams will be for every student of all grades. Speaking in a TV programme yesterday, Iman Al Mohannadi Assistant Director of Student Assessment Department at the Ministry of Education and Higher Education said that “The preparations have been made from technical and logistic aspects. Examination halls at schools have been readied to receive the students.”
The Ministry of Education and Higher Education has taken and completed the necessary steps to protect students, examiners and school staff from the COVID-19 pandemic. She also informed that the examination schedules and table specifications have been sent to every school that will hold the exams.
She also spoke about the preventive measures that the Ministry have taken at the schools. “Stickers to ensure social distancing have been placed in examination halls. Only 15 students will be allowed in an examination hall as maximum. The thermal screening will be conducted at the entrance to check the temperature of students and all staff at the entrance of schools. The protocol of preventive measures of COVID-19 has been sent to all schools which will be implemented during exams,” said Iman.
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Iman said that adults should show green status in Ehteraz app at the entrance and all are required to wear face masks. She said that everyone who didn’t get the chance and was unable to appear in the first round of exams will get the opportunity to write the exams at the second chance.
Isolated rooms will be available for the students who are suspected of infection. “After measuring temperature and checking the health condition of students the decision will be made whether to allow the students to complete the paper or to shift him to the nearest hospital with coordination of parents,” said Iman.
She also revealed how they will manage the students with chronic diseases, “Examination of such students will be held under separate examination control committee at the rate of 15 students per committee as maximum. They will be provided necessary medical services throughout the examination process.” she said.
Iman Al Mohannadi urged all students to strictly adhere to the preventive measures to be healthy during exams as the second round of examinations is a final chance for them.