The Ministry of Education has decided to open all schools for Grade 11 students, including in the Western Province.
As a result, schools will reopen from January 25 for grade 11 students, Minister of Education Prof. G. L. Peiris said.
However, schools will continue to be closed in isolated areas in the relevant districts, the minister said at a media briefing held today (04).
“The dates for the G. C. E. Ordinary Level Examination have already been announced from March 1 to March 11 this year. There is a special requirement to start Grade 11 classes for candidates appearing for this examination. We must give priority to that.
We intend to commence Grade 11 classes on Monday, 25th January, in all schools except those located in isolated police divisions in the Western Province and other provinces.”
The Minister added that by the end of June 2021, every attempt would be made to release the results of the exam.
Meanwhile, primary schools and preschools are scheduled to open on January 11 in all provinces except the Western Province, the minister said.