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Cabinet approves commencing A/L classes soon after O/L exam ends

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Colombo, May 14 (Daily Mirror) - Cabinet approval was granted today to commence the General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level (A/L) classes immediately after the completion of the GCE Ordinary Level (O/L) examinations.

Cabinet spokesman and Minister Bandula Gunawardana said it will take at least three months for the Examinations Department to release the results after the completion of the GCE (O/L) examinations. 

"During this period, the students' deviation from school education is the reason for the decrease in their tendency to proceed for the GCE (A/L) education, and it also creates various social issues," he said. 

Taking these facts into account, it has been identified that it is appropriate to start the GCE (A/L) education in schools with the completion of the O/L examinations in 2024. This makes it possible to manage the students' time effectively and provide enough time for teachers to cover the GCE (A/L) syllabus, Minister Gunawardana said.

  Comments - 3

  • Katukanna Tissa Tuesday, 14 May 2024 02:26 PM

    Ok, now for the first time I say " this is a bloody good move" " Usually AL, or equivalent high school education, is 3 years in most countries, for us it is 2. Not enough not even close. So its a very good small step forward.

    Cisco Tuesday, 14 May 2024 09:59 PM

    Absolutely good move. By the mean time if you guys can reduce the gap between A/L and university entrance, would be delighted by who chose higher education in SL. Our graduates (local state university) are the most elders' graduate who get first degree, when compared with other countries.

    UniDon Wednesday, 15 May 2024 07:28 AM

    While keeping universities closed plaining to commence A/L classes. How ironic!

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