SEC and MATSEC examinations will be held later this month according to guidelines issued by the health authorities to guard against the spread of Covid-19.
This was stated by a spokesman for the Education and Labour Ministry, following meetings held this morning between Minister Owen Bonnici and student bodies about these examinations.
In a statement on social media, Minister Bonnici posted that he had held a positive meeting with representatives from KNZ, KSJC, KSM, KSU, Pulse and SDM about the SEC and MATSEC sessions, during which meeting he replied to students’ questions.
In comments to TVM, University Students’ Council (KSU) President Matthew Xuereb stated that the main questions from students centred on the possibility of arrangements for students who might be quarantined when the examinations take place. It was stated that these arrangements still have to be communicated.
Questions were also put about the possibility of examinations being held via the internet, but the representatives were informed this was not possible, and that to date, national examinations have not been held online, not even in other countries.
The guidelines to be observed during the examinations including the taking of temperatures of students entering the school, the wearing of masks until entry to the class, after which masks can be removed during the examination, and the maintaining of an appropriate distance between desks.
You can follow the guidelines here.