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New dates set for Grade 5, A/L, O/L exams

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The Government yesterday announced new dates for key school-based examinations that were scheduled for 2021.

The Cabinet of Ministers has approved the revised dates to conduct Grade 5 Scholarship Examination, General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level)  and General Certificate of Education (Ordinary Level). As per the new schedule Grade 5 Scholarship Examination will be held on January 22, 2022 (Saturday), A/L examination will be held from February 7, 2022 to March 5, and the O/L examination will be held from May 23, 2022 to June 1.

Six months after the COVID-19 pandemic in 2021, schools were reopened to the Grade 5 students on October 25, 2021 and O/L and A/L classes will begin from November 8, 2021.

Students due to sit for examinations should be given sufficient time to complete their studies after the schools re-open November 8.

The Cabinet of Ministers agreed to the revised schedule to conduct the scheduled examinations for 2021 submitted by Education Minister Dinesh Gunawardane.

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