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