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From 2018 onwards, even students who fail the GCE O/L examination will be given an opportunity to sit the GCE A/L, Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said today.

He told those gathered at a function held at the Education Ministry that students who sit the GCE O/L examination next year will be the first batch of students to benefit from this move.

The minister said the earlier requirement that students should obtain pass marks in Mathematics or obtain pass marks in the minimum number of subjects at the O/L examination would not to be mandatory when it came to sit the GCE A/L examination.

 “This decision will enable students admitted to grade 1 to continue through grade 13 without any hindrence,” he said.


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  • Isthiaq Wednesday, 21 September 2016 07:59 PM

    A very good move. This will give an opportunity to talented students to pursue in their field provided the opportunities in A/L stream is widen with technical other education. This would also further build a knowledge based society. However values of free education should be taught to avoid some of our best who qualify A/L and attend universities selfish at times.

    muslim Saturday, 11 August 2018 09:36 PM

    Its a very good idea!If the students fail try to pass o/l again and again what are they going to achieve? what the hell status does o/l have?

    OMG Thursday, 22 September 2016 11:36 AM

    This system must be there, different people has different talents. India is over coming this problem but allowing all to have qualifications.

    OMG Thursday, 22 September 2016 11:33 AM

    hahaha, spot on.

    Mason Thursday, 22 September 2016 10:44 AM

    It has become a habit with Ministers to make a mockery of education. The Ministers of the past and the present amply prove this.Why cannot they leave education to learned educationists without making mess of it.Please Minister Akila, keep your ideas to yourself.

    nan Thursday, 22 September 2016 09:48 AM

    next move -anyone can do a degree without any qualification

    ams Thursday, 22 September 2016 09:20 AM

    This will lower our education and becomes like 'Indian Degree'...

    Kaboos Thursday, 22 September 2016 08:48 AM

    Please allow the students to continue in universities too.only another 4 years.

    Ravi Thursday, 22 September 2016 08:43 AM

    Well said.

    saman Wednesday, 21 September 2016 08:27 PM

    Because he knows how difficult pass O/L.

    Mer yen Fernando Wednesday, 21 September 2016 03:26 PM

    A very good move by government.This will give the students an opportunity to seek other fields in education to find jobs to suit them. Wish all the best for progressive measures

    predictor Wednesday, 21 September 2016 07:50 PM

    in future a person who does not pass AL can go to university. .. via DM Android App

    Shan Wednesday, 21 September 2016 07:12 PM

    Hope? it could be A/L soon!

    Jaya Wednesday, 21 September 2016 06:50 PM

    Even who fail A/L can go to S/L Universities ! Marvelous !

    Harry Wednesday, 21 September 2016 06:03 PM

    Next move - Abolish O/L Exam!

    pradeep Wednesday, 21 September 2016 03:49 PM

    Good for tuition masters !

    J J Wednesday, 21 September 2016 03:46 PM

    How come a student who cannot pass the O/L can sit A/L

    Wildwine Wednesday, 21 September 2016 03:44 PM

    Makes sense; when a person who has not passed anything can become a MP.

    ANTON Wednesday, 21 September 2016 03:43 PM

    GOOD IDEA SIR, NOW ALMOST ALL THE PARLIAMENTARIANS WILL HAVE CHANCE TO PASS GCE A/L.

    BULLY Wednesday, 21 September 2016 03:29 PM

    GREAT Now Bullies can continue bully till grade 13 . just make sure and ask them to pass OL in next year and allow to continue in AL classes. if not they just waste Parents and other kids life


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