Grade five scholarship exam will not be postponed says Education Ministry. Social Media and several newspapers reported that grade 5 scholarship examination will be postponed due to Coronavirus outbreak. Answering the social media posts, Ministry says exam will NOT be delay.
Exam will be held on August 9 or another date according to the previous records after analyzing by “Lanka Education”.
Doubts had been cast over the conduct of the grade five scholarship examinations on schedule due to the current situation. Educational authorities had to seek advice from the health authorities, an Education Ministry official said.
Examinations Commissioner General Sanath Poojitha said they feared the exams would not be held as scheduled previously.
He said the Examinations Department will depend on the advice of the Health Ministry and the Task Forces, in their decision to hold or postpone exams.
Mr Poojitha also said processing the scholarship applications this year was easier due to the online application system. He said the exams might be delayed until the August holiday period.
Mr Poojitha also said the department will seek advice from health authorities with regard to spacing and desk and chair arrangements in the exam halls.
Earlier Sinhala Newspaper Silumina reported that Grade five scholarship exam would be postponed due to coronavirus outbreak.
|Year||Students Sat||Exam Centres||Exam Date||Results Released||Dates|
|2010||313,450||2744||August 22||September 22||31|
|2011||321,427||2772||August 21||September 15||25|
|2012||318,416||2803||August 26||September 25||30|
|2013||329,725||2386||August 25||October 1||37|
|2014||334,600||2870||August 17||September 28||41|
|2015||340,926||2907||August 23||October 7||45|
|2016||350,701||2959||August 21||October 4||44|
|2017||356,728||3014||August 20||October 5||46|
|2018||355,326||3050||August 5||October 5|
|2019||339,369||2995||August 04||October 6|
|2020||Over 300,000*||About 3000*||August 09*||October 5*|