GCE (OL) candidates warned against malpractices | Sunday Observer
Around 4,560 investigators to be deployed

GCE (OL) candidates warned against malpractices

22 May, 2022

Commissioner General of Examinations L.M.D. Dharmasena has instructed all Government school heads countrywide that candidates sitting the GCE (OL) examination 2021 which begins tomorrow, May 23 should refrain from committing any frauds or malpractices while answering the question papers at the examination centres.

Around 4,560 special investigators will be deployed from May 23 to June 1 to make sudden visits to the examination centres countrywide to see whether the examination is conducted properly as per the instructions and guidelines given to the supervisors and invigilators by the Examinations Department.

During the past two years - 2020 and 2019, about 569 errant candidates who committed frauds and malpractices at the GCE (OL) examinations were denied their official results of the examination and were banned from appearing for public examinations for five years continuously in keeping with the rules and regulations of the Examinations Department.

All candidates are expected to be present at the Examination centre by 8.00 a.m. on the days of the examination and behave decently within and around the premises of the examination centres and if any candidate is found to have misbehaved, his or her candidature would be at risk and accordingly, the candidature is liable to be suspended or cancelled.

Tough legal action will be taken against errant candidates this year to prevent frauds and over 14,800 police officers will be deployed at examination centres countrywide to ensure the security of school and private candidates who sit the examination.