The British Council offices remain temporarily closed in Bangladesh. However, they are running their operations remotely and plan to continue all operations and services across the country. They hope to reopen offices and resume normal services to the public as soon as possible.
In Bangladesh, the British Council conducts over 100,000 exams annually. They would like to assure their partner English medium schools, parents and all O Level and A Level candidates (Cambridge International Examinations and Pearson Edexcel) that the exams will take place on time, as scheduled. They are working on to deliver the exams services to the students who are the future leaders of Bangladesh. The British Council recognises the importance of these services to the young people and takes this responsibility very seriously.
The registration deadline for the Cambridge International Examinations in November 2016 session has been extended to 10 August 2016. School candidates are requested to contact their school for a unique school candidate registration link. Private candidates can apply through the website www.britishcouncil.org.bd. This is for all the candidates from Dhaka, Chittagong, Sylhet, Dinajpur, Rajshahi, and Khulna.
IELTS registration dates are still open for August and September 2016. IELTS candidates are requested to register online at ielts.britishcouncil.org. IELTS results will be issued on the result day as per schedule. Candidates in all in five cities – Dhaka, Chittagong,
Sylhet, Rajshahi and Khulna - can take the exam. All students are advised to contact the Customer Services for any post-test service.
During this temporary closure, the Customer Services of the British Council will be responding to queries through email (firstname.lastname@example.org), Live Chat (through website www.britishcouncil.org.bd), Facebook (BritishCouncilBangladesh), and telephone (+88 09666773377) in the usual office hours.
Along with the Examinations services, the British Council is also running all corporate English courses and workshops as per schedule. Their Active Citizens Youth Leadership Training programme is also running smoothly. A pre-departure briefing is also scheduled on 7 August 2016 for the three winners of Manchester University Equity and Merit Scholarship 2016 who will leave for the UK to pursue their Master's studies starting from September 2016.