Health instructions issued for GCE O/L examination
A number of special health guidelines have been published by the Ministry of Health today for the GCE Ordinary Level Examination which is scheduled to be held from the 01 to 11 March.
It was stated that all staff and invigilators involved in the relevant examination activities must provide information such as their name, address, whether they have been isolated or who have visited from an isolation area.
If a candidate complains of symptoms after visiting an examination center, a room should be set up to send him or her to a separate examination center.
The guidelines submitted by the Ministry of Health to the Secretary to the Ministry of Education state that such persons should be given the opportunity to continue writing the examination.
Candidates should place the signature of attendance in their pen. Pens and equipment should not be exchanged under any circumstances.
Health guidelines state that students should not be given the opportunity to work closely with each other and share meals during breaks. A Central Examination Center would be prepared for candidates who are in isolation. Meanwhile, the exam permit can be used as a permit to exit the isolation area.
Transportation should be provided for students and those who are isolated or in isolated areas. Personal protective equipment should be provided to officers on duty in hospitals, treatment centers, isolation centers and isolation areas. The special guidelines state that the co-operation of health workers can be sought if the examination is to be held within the hospital premises.
The GCE Ordinary Level Examination will be held at 4,513 Centers. For this, 542 connecting central stations have been set up.
A total of 622,352 individuals have applied for the GCE O/L Examination of 2020 out of which 423,746 are school applicants.