International Baccalaureate cancels May exams worldwide

A letter sent out to the IB Examiner community announces the cancellation of its final exams.

Photo: Exam by Alberto G. Attribution license.

International Baccalaureate (IB) schools have announced that they will be canceling the exams that were scheduled between 30 April and 22 May due to the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic.

A letter sent to schools and examiners says that after consulting with international stakeholders, this decision is “the most responsible and ethical way forward”.

Along with cancelling exams, Diplomas or Course Certificates will be distributed to eligible students, depending on what program they are enrolled in.

The exam cancellations will affect more than 200,000 students participating in these IB programs around the world.

Photo: A snippet of the letter the International Baccalaureate sent out to schools and examiners.

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