GCE (OL) exam begins tomorrow | Sunday Observer
Special centres for Covid-19 infected students

GCE (OL) exam begins tomorrow

28 February, 2021

The GCE Ordinary Level examination 2020 will begin tomorrow in keeping with Covid-19 health guidelines, a spokesman for the Education Ministry said. The examination will be held from March 1 - 10.

At least two special examination centres will be set up in each district as a precautionary measure to accommodate Covid-19 infected candidates. The number of such centres has been increased in the Colombo district due to the high prevalence of Covid-19 cases in the region. Education Minister Prof. G. L. Peiris said the Examinations Department will release the results by June and resume the GCE Advanced Level classes by July, in keeping with the Government’s policy not to let the Covid-19 pandemic affect the lives of the youth.

He said steps have been taken to ensure the health of the candidates sitting the GCE Ordinary Level examination, in consultation with Public Health Inspectors (PHIs), Medical Officers and other health authorities in the areas. Over 622,300 candidates will sit the examination at 4,513 centres throughout the country. Of this, 423,746 are school candidates and 198,606 are private candidates.

The private candidates who have not received their admission cards so far can download it from the Examination Department’s website.

The examination which was to be held in December 2020 initially was postponed twice due to health risks posed by the global pandemic.