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POSTPONE MATSEC EXAMS

POSTPONE MATSEC EXAMS

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This petition has been created by Amy M. and may not represent the views of the Avaaz community.
Amy M.
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Owen Bonnici, Minister for Education and Employment
In light of the recent COVID-19 pandemic , students, parents, educators and examiners alike have become greatly concerned about the unnecessary risks that would be taken should the MATSEC exams commence as planned.

Exams should be moved to at least mid/end of summer to allow the virus to slow down in terms of infection. It is completely irresponsible to have closed schools and then make students crowd together to do exams.

Having fewer students per classroom during examinations will not make students and parents feel at ease, as the v irus can still spread and/or the students may become carriers, if they were not already. Postponing them by 2 or 3 weeks from the original starting date would not be sufficient either, as the virus will likely be at its peak at that time.

Should we adopt the British approach and give students predicted grades and grades based on assignments given throughout the year, this would be unfair as the students may not have put as much effort into their assignments as they would with exams. Apart from this, the grading may be inaccurate as students may have been helped with it or they may have been graded unfairly.

Whilst understandably students would want to enjoy their summer holidays without having to study, it is not worth compromising their own, their families', peers' and the public's health for the sake of exams.
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