The results of the GCE Advanced Level Examination have been released, according to Commissioner General of Examinations B. Sanath Pujitha, and the necessary facilities have been provided for principals and Zonal Education Directors to download the 2020 GCE Advanced Level Examination results online.
Private candidates can now download their results from the Department of Examinations website.
Addressing the media in Colombo Wednesday, Sanath Poojitha said the methodology for selecting the best students in the island has been suspended and the measure was implemented according to a decision taken in 2019 on the recommendations of a council of psychologists.
Accordingly, these examinations will be considered only as evaluation tests and will not be ranked as first or second places.
The Commissioner General said the decision was taken due to the fact that the current fierce competition is causing stress to students who qualify for university as well as those who do not.
The official said after the reopening of schools facilities will be provided through schools as well as online for private candidates to apply for re-correction of results. He said steps will be taken to inform about this in future through newspaper advertisements.