01 Jun 2020
Aspire Academy Year 12 student-athletes returned to school on Monday 1st June, for the first time since the closure due to the coronavirus pandemic to sit their high school final exams running from June 1 to 9, 2020. Stringent measures to safe guard and follow procedure in observing Covid-19 regulations have been laid down and put in place to guarantee the well-being of students and staff during this time.
Aspire Academy Director of Education and Student Affairs, Mr Badr Al Hay was onsite to lead the proceedings. “As the management of Aspire Academy we have ensured that all required safety measures have been put in place and students, parents and stuff have been well informed and briefed prior to the start of the exams. The Multipurpose Hall 1 in Aspire Dome which we are using for the examination hall has been disinfected and all materials and equipment sanitized. About 45 desks and chairs have been set around with 2m distance separating each desk and chair from the next one. The students and staff will be provided with masks, face shields and gloves and all materials they require for writing the exam. There are sanitizers all throughout the place and disposable waste bins. So, as you can see all in all we have taken necessary measures into consideration and created a safe environment,” said Mr Badr Al Hay.
The student-athletes arrived at school half an hour before exams, using one entrance and filed in under social distancing rules as they had temperature taken, completed formal questions on possible exposure to covid-19 before going straight to the exam venue. The equipment and tools and materials each student-athlete required for the examinations were all provided by Aspire and set by each desk. Qatar Scientific Club played a vital role and assisted Aspire Academy by providing face shields for every student-athlete and staff member. The face shields were placed on each desk and once that students were ushered to their desks, they unwrapped the face shields and disposed of the wrapping into dust bins also set up equal distance away from each other.
Aspire student-athlete, Abdulrahman Ali Al-Hay expressed his satisfaction with the arrangements made by Aspire Academy for the final exams, “The school has been really good in telling us about the how these exams are going to be conducted. All students were well informed before while we were at home and upon arriving here at Aspire l have found good preparations that have been made and l am pleased to say that l feel safe and happy that a very safe environment in which to write exams has been created for us and this is very reassuring.”
Aspire Academy Director of Education and Student Affairs, Mr Badr Al Hay firmly believes Aspire Academy Year 12 class of 2020 will go on to succeed despite the difficulties to their year-end brought about by covid-19. “The year 2020 for these student-athletes sitting exams today has turned out to be a different year which will be remembered for the disruption of coronavirus pandemic, but l am a believer in the skills and abilities that have prepared this group for such a situation as this. Their mastery of excellence and creativity will drive these young men to succeed even against the odds and they will make their country, parents, Aspire Academy and themselves proud,” concluded Mr Badr Al Hay.