The Cupboard resolution to conduct the G.C.E. Unusual Stage in August and G.C.E. Superior Stage examinations in December won’t be applied this yr, the Secretary to the Ministry of Schooling Prof. Kapila Perera introduced as we speak (Might 04).
Thereby, the related resolution is anticipated to come back into impact 2022 or 2023, he mentioned additional.
Through the Cupboard assembly on Monday (April 03), the approval was given to carry the Unusual Stage and Superior Stage examinations within the months of August and December respectively.
The choice was reached with the purpose of rendering the alternatives to acquire first diploma qualification inside a minimal timeframe by minimizing the time spent on the choice course of for state universities.
The federal government has noticed that college students are aged 19 or 20 years by the point they full their college schooling and they’re aged 25-26 years once they lastly conclude their college schooling. That is because of the prolonged interval spent on issuing the A/L and O/L examination outcomes and it additionally results in delays in inauguration of A/L lessons and the undergraduate choice course of, the federal government mentioned.
Accordingly, the examination outcomes are anticipated to be launched inside 03 months sooner or later, with a view to scale back the whole interval of 45 months spent on the method to 32 months whereas offering required provisions for a similar.
A number of proposals
had been tabled by the Minister of Schooling for taking actions to forestall the structural inconsistencies in these examination techniques and the pointless administrative delays associated to technical procedures which have led to pointless delays in getting into the employment market finishing the upper schooling.