A/L students allowed to use calculators at exams

17 May 2020 03:15 pm - 3     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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Students who sit for the GCE A/L examination this year will be allowed to use calculators for the first time in the history, Commissioner General of Examinations B. Sanath Pujitha said.

Accordingly, the calculators will be given in the areas of Accounting, Engineering Technology, Biotechnology Engineering and IT stream. 

The Commissioner General said the students only be allowed to use non-programmable calculators and that the use of scientific calculators will not be permitted.

“Use of non-programmable calculators were first given to the candidates who appeared for the Sri Lanka Accountants’ Service examination held in March,” he said.

The Commissioner General said that this facility would be introduced to other candidates as well from next year, following a study on other subjects.(DSB)

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  • varuna Sunday, 17 May 2020 08:28 PM

    Is it just only me who felt that a child of a minister is sitting to A/Ls who is bad in sums. Although it is a good decision to allow calculators, the history of this government lead people to think otherwise.

    lansur Monday, 18 May 2020 04:29 AM

    We were allowed to use scientific calculators at AL exams during late 60s in the UK.

    Sambo Monday, 18 May 2020 09:05 AM

    Why don't you also allow them to use a smart phone with internet access. How about giving the answers in a jumbled way as well.


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