Grade Five: More students to be given scholarships

Grade Five: More students to be given scholarships

Grade Five: More students to be given scholarships

Written by Staff Writer

31 Jan, 2015 | 11:16 am

The Ministry of Education says that steps have been taken to increase the number of scholarships that are awarded to students who pass the Grade five Scholarship Examination by 10,000

Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said that accordingly the number of scholarships have been increased from fifteen thousand to twenty five thousand.

The minister expects this increase to be a major cause of strength for the students who pass the Grade Five Scholarship Examination.

Meanwhile, the cut off marks for the 2014 Grade Five Scholarship Examination have been released.

The Ministry of Education said that Royal College in Colombo requires the highest marks for entrance from boys schools, which is 186.

According to the Ministry of Education, Visakha Vidyalaya required the highest marks for entrance from girls schools, which is 185.

The cut off marks for the entry to several schools are as follows 183 marks for Dharmaraja College and Mahamaya Girls School in Kandy and Ananda College in Colombo; 182 marks for the Maliyadewa Boys School and Maliyadewa Girls School in Kurunegala and Southlands Girls School in Galle and 181 marks for Nalanda College in Colombo.

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