Writ petition filed for postponement of O, A-level exams | The Daily Star
01:22 PM, September 27, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:25 PM, September 27, 2020

Writ petition filed for postponement of O, A-level exams

A writ petition was filed with the High Court today, seeking its order on the government to postpone the upcoming Ordinary and Advanced Level examinations scheduled to start on October 1.

Tamanna Tabassum, an A-level student, submitted the petition to the HC saying that the students could not take preparations for the examinations as their classes were closed for the last six months due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

Besides, many students of O and A levels did not receive their admit cards for attending the exams, she said in the petition.

Petitioner's counsel Moniruzzaman Lincon told The Daily Star that his client, in the writ petition, prayed to the HC to direct the authorities concerned of the government to formulate a guideline to run the English medium education in the country.

The O and A-level examinations are scheduled to start on October 1, although the classes remained suspended for seven months due to the pandemic.

The HC may hold hearing on the writ petition any day this week, the lawyer said.

The government has reportedly given approval to British Council to administer Ordinary and Advanced Level examinations in October and November while students continue protests demanding the cancellation of exams amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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