Friday, February 22, 2013
A/L Exam 4th Time
Cabinet decided to allow students who were affected by the z-score crisis in 2011 to sit for the Advanced Level Examination for the fourth time in the 2013/2014 academic year.
The approval was given after a proposal was put forward in this regard by the Minister of Higher Education, S.B.Dissanayake.
Cabinet approval was granted to allow students affected by the Z-Score issue in 2011 to sit the Advanced Level examination for a fourth time, Mass Media and Information Minister Keheliya Rambukwella said.
Addressing the Cabinet press briefing at the ministry auditorium yesterday, the minister said a fourth attempt to sit the GCE A-L for the affected students has been facilitated on Supreme Court recommendation.
A joint Cabinet paper in this regard was submitted by Higher Education Minister S B Dissanayake and Education Minister Bandula Gunawardena keeping with the Supreme Court determination.
The Cabinet paper allows students who sat for the A-L exam for the third and final time in 2011 and 2012, to sit for the exam as the fourth and final attempt in 2013 under the syllabus for which the students wish to sit (New or Old Syllabus) for university admission, only for the academic year 2013/2014.
It further allows students who could have sat for the A-Ls for the third and final time, but who did not get the opportunity to sit for the examination in 2012, to sit as the final attempt in 2013 under the syllabus for which the students wish to sit for university admission. CDN