Police and Department of Examinations has instructed G. C. E. Ordinary Level candidates NOT to engage in unruly behavior at the examination centres after the exam and NOT to organize or participate any illegal After Exam Parties.
The Ordinary Level Examination for the year 2020 is set to conclude today March 10.
Issuing a statement, the Department stated that strict action will be taken against under the Examination Act if candidates engage in unruly behavior or damage public property. Further, measures can be taken to cancel the results of such candidates, emphasized the Department. The Exams Department further stated that any complaint with this regard can be relayed through the following telephone numbers:
0112 784 208/ 0112 784 537/ 0113 188 350 (School Examination Organizations and Results Branch)
119 (Police Emergency Call Number)
0112 421 111 (Police Headquarters)
2020 GCE O/L examination results will be released in June month says Sri Lanka Education Minister. The results of the GCE Ordinary Level Exam held from March 01 to 10 are expected to be released by June month and accordingly, plans have been made to start new A/L classes for these students from 2021 July, said Education Minister Prof. GL Peiris. GCE O/L Exam Results Release in June.
O/L exam cheating incident reported in Walasmulla area.
Participating in a media conference held at Nelum Mawatha, Minister Peiris said the government does not want to waste the children’s time waiting for exam results.
“Our main objective is not to waste the precious youth of the country’s children. We are ready to face all the challenges that come in the midst of the Covid 19 epidemic so that education can be continued,” he said.
According to the Minister, a total of 622,305 candidates from all over the country sit for the examination which held from March 1 to 10 at 4,513 centers. A total of 423,746 school candidates and 198,606 private candidates are scheduled to take the exam and 542 coordinating centers have been set up.
Two special centers have been set up in each district for Covid 19 infected candidates. Special arrangements have been made for the Colombo District as such centers may not be sufficient.
Necessary arrangements have already been made to ensure the health of the children in consultation with the principals, public health inspectors and regional health officers, the Minister said.
All applications have already been mailed to all schools. If private candidates have not received them, they can go to the Ministry of Education website and download their applications.
“This is the first time our government has taken such a step. Everything is for our children,” the Minister said.