According to the Chief Executive Officer of the Examination Council of Lesotho (ECoL) Mokhitli Khoabane, these examinations are at an international level. He said private schools which will write these exams include Machabeng International School, the National University of Lesotho International School (NULIS), Sofia, Lesotho-China and Maseru Private Academy.
Mr Khoabane said learners are compelled to sit for exams at that time, failing which they will have to repeat and sit for the same examinations next year in October.
He said the concerned schools are ready to proceed as they had been teaching their learners through online during the lockdown period.
He said Advanced Subsidiary (AS) candidates will sit for their final examinations in November, while the Lesotho General Certificate of Secondary Education (LGCSE) candidates will write theirs in March, next year, due to the new school calendar.
Schools whose learners are due for external examinations reopened between August 31 and October 6.
The Minister of Education and Training Ntlhoi Motsamai said this arrangement concerns LGCSE, AS, A' Level and International Baccalaureate (IB), as well as Primary and Lower Secondary checkpoints in independent schools.
She said Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for such classes were distributed between September 1 and 25 whilst all government and church schools with learners who will be sitting for external examinations are expected to reopen on October 6.