After the cabinet meeting that sat, on Wednesday, July 14, which imposed a 10-day lockdown on the City of Kigali and other eight selected districts across the country, the Ministry of Education has warned schools and invigilators to abide by the available preventive measures to avoid further spread of the Covid-19 cases.
A total of 452,053 O-Level and A-level candidates across the country are expected to sit their national examinations.
According to the Ministry's communique released recently said that all in charge must take quick measures of how the secondary students will be doing their exams in response to covid-19 resolutions.
“All candidates are expected to reach their examination centers on Today at 9:00 am in order to be briefed on how the doing of the exams will be exercised,” the Ministry of Education said.
The Ministry of Education warns, “Every candidate must move to and from school in a school uniform with a school identity card in order to be allowed in movements. All participants in doing these exams must be with cards representing them which will be given by National Examination and School Inspection Authority (NESA).”
The Ministry of Education adds, “All transport means, public transport and school buses will be used in service of transporting candidates to and from examination centers having the allowance given by police.”
Parents who wish to take students by themselves to go for exams will also be allowed but having requested an allowance for this service according to the Ministry's communique.
The time of travel of the candidates along this week-long exams is to start from 5:00 am to 9:00 am and 4:00 pm-6:00 pm for going back to their homes.
It is scheduled that other districts that are not under lockdown with their stakeholders will collaborate and find transport measures for both candidates and other participants to and from the examination centers.
The Ministry said, “Candidates who are Covid-19 positive in-home bases and isolation rooms will also do their national exams in collaboration with school administration, health centers and student’s residence officials.”
The Ministry of Education emphasizes that the parents or guardians must take responsibility for their children to and from the examination centers.
The National examinations will be done in isolation to consider resolutions to covid-19.
According to the Ministry's Calendar, the O-level and A-level national exams are expected to start on Tuesday, July 19, and end on 29, July.