GIS - 06 May, 2020: The school calendar
as well as the assessment calendar will accordingly have to be adjusted, that
is, it will be from the period August 2020 up to February/March 2021. In this
context, discussions are already ongoing with the Cambridge Assessment
International Education regarding the rescheduling of SC/HSC examinations. Such
examinations will have to be taken next year for the 2020 SC/HSC Cohort of
students after the end of the newly adjusted calendar.
Minister, Minister of Education, Tertiary Education, Science and Technology,
Mrs Leela Devi Dookun-Luchoomun made this statement,
yesterday, in the National Assembly in reply to a Parliamentary Question with
regard to the rescheduling of the Cambridge
School Certificate (SC) and the Higher School Certificate (HSC) 2020 amid the
Vice-Prime Minister highlighted that the closure of schools as subsequent
postponement of examinations is an international reality. She indicated that
the Cambridge Assessment International Education is responsible for conducting ‘O’
Level examinations in over 50 countries while ‘AS’ and ‘A’ Level are taken in
some 130 countries.
wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, she underlined, most of these countries have
taken the decision to close schools, resulting in loss of school days which in
turn have implications for assessments and examinations.
She pointed out that on the twenty third of
March 2020, Cambridge informed of its decision not to hold its international
examinations in May/June 2020 in any country. “We are given to understand that
Cambridge is not yet in a position to receive entries of October/November 2020
examinations as in an update of 20 April 2020 Cambridge
has stated that it will confirm the dates when school candidates can be entered
for the November 2020 series as soon as possible”, she said.
Minister further stressed that with the resumption of schools on 03 August 2020
in Mauritius, there will be the need for students to catch up with their
studies. Also, students will be required to adequately complete their syllabus
for the different subjects to be taken both at SC and HSC School Level, she
She underscored the
need to ensure that sufficient time and space are provided to students to
develop their preparedness and to complete their syllabi so that they may take
part in their international examinations in the best possible conditions.
Government Information Service, Prime
Minister’s Office, Level 6, New Government Centre, Port Louis, Mauritius.
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