Postpone GCE Ordinary Level and Advanced Level, exams, Opposition Leader requests
Tue, Jul 13, 2021, 10:16 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.
July 13, Colombo: Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa has requested the government to postpone the scholarship and GCE Ordinary/Advanced Level examinations as the students are in a great state of confusion in a background where school and tuition education have almost completely collapsed and the relevant syllabus has not been completed and give an opportunity to cover the syllabus.
The Leader of the Opposition said in a statement that action should be taken on these examinations based on the positive and practical advice of education experts.
It is reported that the Grade 5 scholarship examination for the year 2021 will be held on October 3. Also, the GCE Advanced Level examination will be held from October 4 to October 31.
“Although the corona disaster has engulfed the country, neither the government nor the Ministry of Education has paid the slightest attention to the education of children. In this context, we again urge the government to postpone the two GCE Advanced Level examinations for a sufficient period of time on the positive and practical advice of education experts,” Premadasa said.
“We reiterate to the Government the need to work for a positive and national agenda for future generations in this country,” he said.
The Minister of Education Prof. G.L. Peiris yesterday said measures are being taken to re-open the schools next month. As a first step, the teachers and all non-academic staff of all schools island wide will be vaccinated against Covid-19, the Minister said.