Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development Brian Warr announced that all public exams for this school year are cancelled.
The government in consultation with the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District and Conseil scolaire francophone provincial de Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador has also cancelled examinations for all high school and intermediate courses.
Students will receive a grade to reflect their work to March 13, the final day of classes prior to schools being closed due to the pandemic. and the grades ill be communicated to students by April 22. The school districts have developed continuity of learning plans which involve teacher support and the use of online learning platforms. Grades can be adjusted if it is to the student’s advantage.
According to the news release, the government has held discussions with the province’s public post-secondary institutions regarding entrance requirements for the September 2020 term and the process for determining scholarship requirements. Both Memorial University and College of the North Atlantic recognize the need for flexibility so that students are not disadvantaged when applying for post-secondary studies.