Written by Lahiru Fernando
26 Feb, 2015 | 10:59 pm
The Ministry of Education states that a pass for Mathematics at the Ordinary Level Examinations is no longer a pre-requisite to continue education in the Advanced Level.
The Department also says that the submission of applications for the GCE Advanced Level Examinations will close on March 6.
The A/Level examinations are scheduled to be held from August 4 – 28.
Meanwhile, the Lanka Teacher Services Union charges that several students are being inconvenienced as A/L applications are being requested before the 2014 Ordinary Level results have even been released.
General Secretary of the Union, Mahinda Jayasinghe, pointed out that the students are hopeful in successfully applying for their Advanced Level Examinations even without the Ordinary Level Exam results, as it was said that the marking process of Maths papers would be lenient this year.
News1st made inquiries from the Commissioner General of Examinations, W.M.N.J Pushpakumara, in this regard:
Pushpakumara said the applications for the A/Level exams are closing by March 6, for the sole reason that it will provide adequate time for question papers to be prepared.
However, he did note that there would be a grace period of one week between the release of the O/Level results and the deadline for A/level applicants.
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