The academic calendar year would begin on mid-year for 2021.
According to Education Minister Dr. Aishath Ali revealed during an interview with a local TV channel.
She mentioned such decision was made to postpone for 2020 secondary exams will be from October/November for May/June 2021 due to closure following COVID-19 pandemic. The end of the year exams at the Al Madhrasathul Arabiyyathul Islamiyya have also been postponed to May/June.
Furthermore the student whom are in grade 10 until the end of the exams. The O’ Level exams set for June/July this hear had also been postponed until next year.
The decision to start 2021 academic calendar in the middle of the year reached as per the recommendations of the social council. The minister also added that discussion are currently ongoing with relevant parties to determine whether the change will be a permanent decision.
Schools have been closed since March 2020. It’s has been reported school would open on June 15 th.