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Concerns raised over A/L exam dates

Minister of Education GL Peiris says some student groups are not in favour of conducting the 2021 GCE Advanced Level Exanimation in the month of October.

Minister Peiris said those sitting the examination for the first time have requested to postpone the exam while those who are sitting for the second time are in favour of conducting the A/L exam in the month of October.

Speaking to media in Colombo today, Minister Peiris said nearly 200,000 students will be sitting the exam for the first time this year while 150,000 students are sitting the exam for the second time.

The Education Minister said those sitting the exam for the first time had requested a postponement since syllabus have not been covered.

Minister GL Peiris said the Department of Examinations has a major responsibility and noted that therefore a fair solution will be provided to all parties concerned.

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