MPs request to postpone GCE A/L exam

October 3, 2022 at 10:24 AM

Several Parliamentarians have requested the Education Minister to consider the postponement of the GCE Advanced Level Examination 2022.

Speaking in Parliament today, they pointed out that students who received their results after the 2nd sitting have only 98 days prior to the 2022 GCE Advanced Level examination. 

Raising a question, MP Uddhika Premaratne said students sitting for the examination have requested a further two months to prepare for the examination.

Responding to the request, Education Minister Susil Premajayantha said that if the examination which is scheduled for December is postponed to February next year it will result in the closure of over 10,000 schools in the country.

He further pointed out that the postponement will also delay the GCE Ordinary Level Examination which is scheduled for April next year and that the examination will be delayed by another two months.

The minister added that the MPs’ proposal will be forwarded to the Department of Examination and he will provide his utmost to ensure fairness. 

However, on Saturday, Commissioner General of Examinations L.M. D. Dharmasena said that the 2022 GCE Advanced Level examination will be held in December as scheduled. (NewsWire)