The G. C. E. Ordinary Level Examination will not take place as scheduled, said Minister of Education, Professor G. L. Peiris, on Tuesday (01) in Parliament.
‘This is a difficult call,’ he said, adding 621,000 students applied to sit for the exam originally scheduled to take place from 18 January 2021 to 27 January 20201.
If schools are unable to re-open in the first week of December, it would be unfair to perform an examination on the dates referred to above the Minister of Education said.
He said that every two weeks, the health situation in Sri Lanka will be checked to determine whether the test will take place.
He claimed that a new date will be announced 06 weeks before the exam, in order to allow candidates to prepare for the exam.