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IGCSE candidates to sit for exams in Oct

Minister of Education and Training Ntlhoi Motsamai

Sept. 29, 2020 2 min read

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INTERNATIONAL General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) candidates will proceed with their final examinations by the end of October.

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.

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Prime Minister Dr Moeketsi Majoro

In his statement of Sunday, Prime Minister Dr Moeketsi Majoro said the schools can now be reopened in order to allow a normal learning to continue because failing to do so could spell a disaster to this country in future.
''We are working together with UNICEF to ensure that normal learning returns and the Minister of Education and Training will give proper guidelines on what should happen in the next few days,'' Dr Majoro said.

ECoL is a non-profit making organisation responsible for conducting public examinations and national assessment surveys on behalf of Ministry of Education and Training. It aims for excellence in assessing quality of education performance.

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