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Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Although Mount A cancels in-person tests, UNB and STU continue to offer

Mount A cancels in-person exams, but UNB and STU continue to hold

Key takeaways:

  • An in-person exam at a university in New Brunswick has been cancelled due to COVID-19.
  • The University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton and Saint John campuses will offer in-person exams.

Because of COVID-19, an in-person exam at a university in New Brunswick has been canceled.

Because of increased COVID cases on campus, Mount Allison University in Sackville canceled in-person exams on Tuesday. On-campus, there are five confirmed cases of the virus.

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“All December exams from December 15 to 18 will be either online, postponed, or canceled,” the university said in a statement on its website. “Each professor will set the format for the exam and communicate directly with students.”

Employees are also encouraged to work from home if possible, and students who can return home for the holidays are encouraged to do so as soon as possible.

In Fredericton and Saint John, nothing has changed.

Meanwhile, the province’s two other English universities continue to operate normally.

The University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton and Saint John campuses will offer in-person exams.

“Exam traffic will be managed and directed through designated entrances and exits,” according to Heather Campbell, a university spokesperson.

Mount A cancels in-person exams, but UNB and STU continue to hold
Mount A cancels in-person exams, but UNB and STU continue to hold. Image from Britannica

“UNB is keeping a close eye on the situation. We do not anticipate any changes to our operations, including in-person exams, at this time.”

Exams are still being taken in person at St. Thomas University in Fredericton.

“We use a combination of take-home exams, remote exams delivered through our learning software, and in-person exams,” said Jeffrey Carleton, STU’s associate vice president of communications.

“Students are masked, and the in-person exams are conducted in classrooms that are set up for appropriate distancing.”

According to CBC News, the University of Moncton has yet to respond to a request for an update on their exam plans.

Source: CBC News

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