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The Examinations Department today said the Department had decided to suspend the GCE O/L, 2020 practical exams due to the prevailing COVID-19 threat in the country.

Examination Commissioner Sanath B. Pujitha told the Daily Mirror that alternate steps will be taken to conduct the Aesthetic practical exams.

However, after discussions with the Ministry Secretary, it was decided to assign marks for the practical exams based on School-based 
Assessment Programme (SBA).

Accordingly, under SBA, marks received on three occasions at Grade 10 and two occasions at Grade 11 should sent to the Examination Department as examination results.

Circulars related to this method have already been sent to all school principals and to Zonal Education Directors. 

The Education Ministry has rescheduled the dates for GCE O/L Exams which will be held from March 1 to 11, 2021. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)

  Comments - 5

  • Sethuli Dahamya Saturday, 06 February 2021 12:29 PM

    Practical walata apu nathi lami ta asadarani neda

    Sethuli Dahamya Saturday, 06 February 2021 12:35 PM

    practical walata apu nathi lami ta asadarani Ehema nam school eken a pahu o/L iwara wela nomal practical ekak thiyanna one Oba thuma karunikawa api gana sitha balanna.

    Michael Ranasinghe Saturday, 06 February 2021 12:39 PM

    State minister Jayasumana the inventor of the failed සූදර්ශන පැනිය stated on Derana that Sri Lanka will be Covid FREE in three months . Going by his past performance I am sure the Education ministry can safely schedule all practical exams for the O/ Level kids in three months

    Charles Moses Sunday, 07 February 2021 03:40 PM

    Please advice how private candidates could send their marks

    brainmaster Sunday, 07 February 2021 05:39 PM

    O-Level 2020 ?? This is desaster for many students, they will have forgotten all what they learned before. I feel sorry for them.


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