Final examinations will be held earlier than planned at most secondary schools in capital Male, in order to avoid complications with O-level scheduling.
The Education Ministry issued the change after receiving requests from schools, and extended the new schedule to some atoll schools, reports Haveeru.
O-level examinations will being on October 16 this year, and will be held until mid-November. Some eighth- and ninth- year exams will coincide with the O-levels, Haveeru reports.
Requests to close school for the four days after the Eid holidays were not honored by the ministry.
Schools will resume their studies on November 10 but will again close on November 11 for three days to mark the Republic Day.