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Ministry mulls holding O/L, A/L exams in December

20 September 2018 10:02 pm - 5     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Education Ministry said discussions are underway to hold the G.C.E. Ordinary Level and Advanced Level Examinations in December and to release their results by the end of December before the start of the new school term.

Speaking to the media at the Ministry, Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said after the end of the A/L examinations, the University entrance will commence and after the O/L examinations the A/L classes will begin in January.

“Preparations for changing the examination dates would be done after discussions with the Department of Examinations. The Ministry is planning to save the children’s waiting time for the examinations and to help the children to get their degrees and post graduate degrees at the age of 25 years. Due to the late issuance of exam results, Advanced Level students are not in a position to apply for foreign university programmes,” the minister said.

Thus, he had instructed the Examination Commissioner General to issue the results on fixed dates.

Earlier the Education Ministry had issued fixed dates for the release of Grade Five Scholarship Examination, the G.C.E. Ordinary Level Examination and the G.C.E Advance Level examination results each year.

Accordingly, the release dates of examination results are as follows: G.C.E. A/L on December 27, G.C.E. O/L on March 28 and Grade Five Scholarship exam on October 5.  (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)

  Comments - 5

  • Lokka Friday, 21 September 2018 06:47 AM

    This is a very good move. Hope it will be implemented without delay. Because of delays our children earn their degrees when they are 25yrs or more. Years back I urged the authorities to fast track the system as in other countries but it fell on deaf ears. Take for example India. Their Year XII exam is conducted in March and university admissions are completed in the same year, and they obtain even a medical degree before they reach 25 yrs.

    mnsmart Friday, 21 September 2018 07:35 AM

    must scrap the year 5 scholarship exam which puts a lot of stress on small kids. some are sent for tuition from year 1 onwards

    Asoka Friday, 21 September 2018 08:30 AM

    Not a good Idea.There will be an utter chaos like the distribution of school uniforms, Pl consider other important priorities in the education sector

    indika Friday, 21 September 2018 11:16 AM

    commence from 2020 exams as that way you do not compromise the students getting ready for this and and next year exams. they all work on a time line at the moment. do not mess with young kids education. REPEAT DO NOT TAKE MESSY DECISIONS.

    SP.Guna Saturday, 22 September 2018 02:53 PM

    it would be the good decision if considering the current barriers like as a teacher shortage and exam centers

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