Decision on A/Level & Scholarship next week – GL

Minister of Education Prof. GL Peiris says a decision on postponing the 2021 Advanced Level Examination and the Grade 5 Scholarship Examination, scheduled for the month of October, will be announced next week.

The Minister speaking at a media briefing today said, a decision will be reached following comprehensive talks with nine Zonal Education Directors, teachers and all stakeholders.

Minister Peiris said talks will focus on whether the exams should be postponed by a short period given the COVID-19 situation in the country.

The Education Minister claimed a decision will be announced next week following a comprehensive discussion.

Meanwhile the Minister added they hope to complete the vaccination of all teachers in ten days.

The Education Minister said as of noon yesterday 86% of teachers were vaccinated in the Western Province, 97% in Colombo, 81% in Gampaha and 82% in Kalutara.

He noted that the Ministry of Education will subsequently reopen schools in stages from the beginning of August.


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