Maldives pushes re-sits for leaked A’ Level exam papers

Students wear masks they attend classes under "new normal" guidelines. (Sun Photo/Fayaz Moosa)

Education Ministry states the main proposal they made to Edexcel over the leak of exam papers in the ongoing Edexcel International A’ Level Examinations is that they allow students to re-sit for the exams.

The Physics and the Biology papers students sat for last week, as well as the Chemistry paper students are scheduled to sit for later this Monday thave leaked online. Education Ministry said the papers did not leak from an exam center in Maldives. The papers leaked due to time differences between Maldives and several other countries where the exams are held.

In an appearance on RaajjeTV’s Fala Suruhee show on Sunday night, Deputy Education Minister Mohamed Ihsan – who heads the Department of Public Examinations (DPE) – said they are discussing the issue of the leaked papers with Edexcel.

He said the DPE’s main proposal was to allow students to re-sit the exams.

Ihsan said a decision over the issue will be made soon, but noted that a final say lays out of the hands of Maldives as it is an international exam.

He said that Edexcel provided assurance no such issues will arise in the future.