While a postponement to the GCE Ordinary Level (O/L) Examination has not been decided on yet, Education Minister G.L. Pieris said that if it is postponed, students will be informed six weeks before the new date.
He said the examination was scheduled to held from January 18 to 27 2021, having already been postponed once due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
However, the Ministry is looking into the possibilities of holding the examination on the scheduled date following the advice of the Health Ministry, Minister Pieris said.
“Unfortunately, if the pandemic situation gets worse, the next date will be announced as mentioned earlier. 50 per cent of the grade 11 classes in schools around the country were not started due to the current pandemic situation. But all the students will face for one examination,” the Minister said.
"The Ministry would look for another appropriate date to hold the examination and the date will be announced six weeks before the examination date," Minister Pieris added. (CHATURANGA SAMARAWICKRAMA)