Wednesday, June 17, 2020

2020 A/L Exam postponed. Exam is on October


Government considering to postpone A/L Exam again. Sri Lanka Education minister Dullas Alahapperuma has advised officials to explore whether there is a need to postpone the Advanced Level examination.

Minister told a meeting that a group of students had requested him to postpone the A/L exam, which is scheduled on September 7. Students have requested to postpone exam at least by three weeks.

Meanwhile issuing a statement Education Ministry says final decision on the date of the examination will be decided July first week soon after schools reopen.

“I spoke to the education secretary and asked him to inquire whether the time is not enough for students to prepare for the exams,” the minister said.

Education Ministry considering postpone 2020 A/L Exam again

Schools will gradually re-open in four stages starting from July 6, a move which will end a nearly four-month lockdown, that came into effect after COVID-19 started spreading in the country.

Issuing a statement Ministry says final decision on the date of the examination will be decided soon after schools reopen in July. Education Ministry Secretary says that A/L examination date will be reconsidered after conducting discussions with students, principals and teachers.

Earlier Minister said 2020 A/L Exam will be held from September 7 to October 2. Relevant time table will be released soon after dates are confirmed.

The relevant time table has NOT yet published and timetable will be released soon to examination department official website. Download the A/L exam time table ONLY from examination department official website. www.doenets.lk. There are some news websites & social media sites have posted wrong and fake A/L time tables.

Sri Lanka Education Ministry decided to open schools from June 29 Monday under four stages.

Ministry has decided to reopen schools from June 29 Monday.

1 – According to the ministry, under first stage all teachers and Principals request to report to schools for the initial preparations.

2- Under second stage, Grade 13, Grade 11 and Grade 5 students request to report schools on July 6.

3- Under the 3rd stage, Grade 10 & 12 students request to report schools on July 20

4- Under the 4th stage, Grade 3, 4, 6, 7 , 8, 9 request to report schools on July 27.

No decision has been taken to reopen schools for Grade One and Two students.


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Tuesday, June 16, 2020

A/L Vocational Stream Applications for Grade 12 Admissions


Applications are called for student admissions to Grade 12 under the A/L Vocational Stream. A/L Vocational Stream Applications for Grade 12 Admissions. O/L Pass or Fail students may apply for admission selecting schools from the 423 schools (please obtain the list of schools here) that will implement the Vocational Stream 2020 onwards. Success (pass) or failure (fail) of the student at the G.C.E O/L examination is not considered in enrolling students to this stream.

Under the Vocational Stream, upon undergoing studies in respective schools in Grade 12, students will be able to complete a National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) level 04 course under one of the following listed subject areas in Grade 13.

1.      Child Psychology and Care
2.      Health & Social Care
3.      Physical Education and Sports
4.      Performing Arts
5.      Event Management
6.      Arts and Crafts
7.      Interior Designing
8.      Fashion Designing
9.      Graphic Designing
10.  Tourism and Hospitality Management
11.  Landscaping
12.  Applied Horticultural Studies
13.  Livestock Product Studies
 14.  Food Processing Studies
15.  Aquatic Resource Studies
16.  Plantation Product Studies
17.  Construction Studies
18.  Automobile Studies
19.  Electrical and Electronic Studies
20.  Textile and Apparel Studies
21.  Metal Fabrication Studies
22.  Aluminum Fabrication Studies
23.  Art and Designing
24.  Environmental Studies
25.  Computer Hardware & Networking
26.  Manufacturing

Advanced Level Vocational Stream (Thirteen Years Guaranteed Education Programme)

Deadline for accepting applications: 03rd July 2020 (Friday)

For more details please contact the numbers 011 278 7136 / 011 278 6746 between 9.00 A.M. to 4.00 P.M. on weekdays.

Sinhala A/L Vocational Stream Applications for Grade 12 Admissions download via www.moe.gov.lk


Advanced Level Vocational Stream (Thirteen Years Guaranteed Education Programme) Call for Applications for Grade 12 Admissions - 2020

Any students who fail or pass O/L Exam will be enrolled for 423 schools across the country covering all Education Zones. Students will be awarded with an opportunity to attend a school of their choosing to pursue Vocational Studies.

In addition, students can follow 26 individual vocational courses and complete level 04 of the national qualification.

For more Information students are advised to contact the ministry on 011-2787136 or 011-278674.

Further information can be accessed via www.moe.gov.lk

Sinhala - Here

English - Here

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Sunday, April 26, 2020

O/L Exam Results Release April 28 to www.doenets.lk

O/L Exam Results Release to www.doenets.lk
Everything ready to release 2019 O/L exam results. Release process now at its final stage. Results will release coming few days probably before April 30.

2019 GCE Ordinary Level Examination (O/L Exam Results) results will be release next two days- Examination commissioner says.

Results delay due to prevailing Coronavirus outbreak, curfew and public service shutdown. Earlier it was planned to release 2020 March 28. Examination Department says results will release before April 30. Examination Commissioner has NOT yet confirmed the exact results release date or time so far.

2019 O/L Exam Results Release to Sri Lanka Examination Department official website http://www.doenets.lk. Few years ago, official website was slow as huge web traffic. If such a web traffic occurs this year, use below websites http://www.exams.gov.lk or http://www.results.exams.gov.lk or check via SMS.

Official websites

http://www.doenets.lk.
http://www.exams.gov.lk
http://www.results.exams.gov.lk

2019 GCE O/L Exam commenced on December 2. Exam lasted till December 12. Exam held at 4,987 examination centers islandwide. 2020 O/L exam will held on December month and relevant timetable and other applications will be release future dates.
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O/L Exam Results Release to Sri Lanka Examination Department official website http://www.doenets.lk. Few years ago, official website was slow as huge web traffic. If such a web traffic occurs this year, use below websites http://www.exams.gov.lk or http://www.results.exams.gov.lk or check via SMS.

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Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Sri Lanka Universities re open dates delay?

Sri Lanka Universities re open dates delay?
Universities and other education institutes will remain closed until further notice.

Earlier government announced that all universities will reopen for staff on May 4, for final year students on May 11 & for all other students on May 18 – UGC. Ministry of Higher Education has been informed to review the present situation and with the agreement of the University administrations and University Grant Commission UGC decide the date to open the universities for students. 

The deadline to accept application for university admission extended two weeks after re-opening schools. Schools are planning to re-open on May 11. Hence the new deadline will be on May 25.
Universities will be reopened after evaluating the current situation says President’s Media Division. Higher Education Ministry has advised universities officials to discuss with UGC and take a decision over re-opening dates.


The deadline to accept applications for University Admission for the Academic Year 2019/2020 will be extended until two weeks after the re-opening of schools for the 2nd term. New deadline will be May 25.
Earlier Sri Lanka University Grants Commission UGC has decided to extend university online registration and submitting campus handbook application till April 9. But due to ongoing curfew, students are unable to post their applications. “We are monitoring the situation, if curfew continuous, we will extend the deadline again” UGC Chairman told. Hence he requested students not to panic.
University Admission Handbook for the new 2019/2020 Academic year already released and deadline was earlier on March 26. Later it was extended to April 9th. The new deadline is two weeks after re-opening schools. As the coronavirus is spreading Sri Lanka, UGC and Higher Education Ministry has decided to extend the deadline time to time.


UGC further say Students can only apply through the Internet this time (Apply via Online).  UGC handbook will be cost about Rs. 500 & available UGC Approved bookshops islandwide. Carefully read the hand book and apply before April 9.


Students can apply for universities via Online and can use “Nenasala IT Centeres” for online registration free of charge.
UGC Strongly advice students to use Online Method for applying Universities. Online method is simple, speedy, secure & accurate.
Please Read all details carefully before you fill the online & manual forms.

Sri Lanka University Grants Commission UGC sources say cut-off marks for entrance to university for the new academic year will release 2020 June- July. UGC has not yet announced the exact date.

Meanwhile Government planning to prepare a mechanism to admit students to universities within 6 months period after A/L exam results release, said Minister Bandula Gunawardene. Currently it takes about one year to admit students to local universities.


Academic activities of Medical & Engineering faculties will start before 2020 November end. According to the reliable sources other faculties (Management, Science, Arts) will start from 2020 December to February 2021 period.


University Z Score Cut Off Marks to release 2020 June to www.ugc.ac.lk
Minimum Z-scores for selection to courses of study of universities in respect of each district and detailed information of course selection based on the GCE (A/L) Examination in 2019 can be accessed through the following modes after release;
1. Websites
www.ugc.ac.lk
www.selection.ugc.ac.lk

University Entrance process will be as follows. 

  1. A/L Results release
  2. University Hand Book release
  3. Buy University handbook & read it carefully
  4. Online Registration & Send print out via post to UGC
  5. Based on students’ desired course students have to apply for Aptitude tests after publishing on national newspapers. 
  6. Sit for Aptitude Tests depend on their selected courses. Then aptitude test results will released by relevant universities.
  7. Re-scrutinized / Re- correction A/Level results release. 
  8. Z score cut off marks will be release (June-July)
  9. University Registration via online
  10. Students will receive selected Course & University

University Admission

Higher education Ministry sources says that the students who qualified for the 2019/2020 University Academic year based on 2019 A/L results will be admitted before the end of 2020.
About 30,000 students will be enrolled for this academic year. Several new subject streams to be introduce this year.

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GCE O/L Exam Results Release Before April 28 via www.doenets.lk website

GCE O/L Exam Results Release Before April 30 via www.doenets.lk websiteMuch awaiting, 2019 GCE Ordinary Level Examination Results  will release before April 28. 

2019 O/L Exam Results Release to Sri Lanka Examination Department official website http://www.doenets.lk. If Website slow due to web Traffic, Use below website http://www.exams.gov.lk or http://www.results.exams.gov.lk or check via SMS.


Official websites 



Sri Lanka Latest Education News during Coronavirus outbreak

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Schools, universities, tuition classes and other education institutes will remain closed until further notice.

Curfew Notice – Schools, universities, tuition classes and other education institutes will remain closed until further notice.

Earlier government said schools and universities will re-open May 11. Government will announce new opening dates soon.

Schools to reopen on May 11?

Government decided to reopen the al schools for the second term on May 11th.Earlier, the second term was scheduled to begin on April 20.

Sri Lanka education ministry has decided to consult health officials before re-opening schools as the country continues to tighten measures seeking to combat the coronavirus.The Government has made arrangements to provide the maximum possible facilities for students to distantly continue their education during the period schools are closed.

Universities re-open from May 11?

All universities will reopen for staff on May 4, for final year students on May 11 & for all other students on May 18 – UGC. Ministry of Higher Education has been informed to review the present situation and with the agreement of the University administrations and University Grant Commission UGC decide the date to open the universities for students.


May 25, the deadline to accept application for university admission

The deadline to accept application for university admission extended two weeks after re-opening schools. Schools are planning to re-open on May 11. Hence the new deadline will be on May 25.

The deadline to accept applications for University Admission for the Academic Year 2019/2020 will be extended until two weeks after the re-opening of schools for the 2nd term. New deadline will be May 25.

A/L exam is NOT postponed.

Sri Lanka Education Ministry says that NO decision has been taken to postpone the GCE Advanced Level Examination (GCE A/L Exam 2020). Exam will be held in August as usual. Ministry rejecting the false claims made on social media. Relevant dates and timetable will release to official website of examination department.

O/L Exam results will be released before April 30

Ordinary Level examination results (2019 O/L Exam) will be released before April 30th. Results not released on the scheduled date due to coronavirus outbreak. “O/L Exam Paper marking has done and now left only computer feeding, due to curfew computer feeding will be delay” officials told.

The exact release date and time of the exam results will be announced once the curfew is lifted and normalcy has been restored. Earlier, the results of the O/L Exam set to be released at the end of March 2020, said Commissioner General of Examinations.

2019 O/L Exam Results Release to Sri Lanka Examination Department official website http://www.doenets.lk.

Grade Five Scholarship Exam is NOT Postponed

Grade five scholarship exam will NOT be postponed says Education Ministry. Social Media and several newspapers reported that grade 5 scholarship examination will be postponed due to Coronavirus outbreak. Answering the social media posts, Ministry says exam will NOT be delay.

Exam will be held on August 9 or another date according to the previous records after analyzing by “Lanka Education”.

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Sunday, January 19, 2020

Government jobs to 50000 unemployed graduates by March

Sri Lanka Government to recruit 50000 unemployed graduates by March.

In line with its election pledge, the new government of Sri Lanka is to provide employment opportunities in the state sector for about 50,000 unemployed graduates by 1 March this year, according to Education Minister Dullas Alahapperuma.

The initiative will be Sri Lanka’s biggest unemployed graduate recruitment programme for the state sector, surpassing the recruitment of 48,000 unemployed graduates in 2012 under the Mahinda Rajapaksa regime.

Full article - UWN 

The aim is to help reduce the unemployment rate to below 4%. Currently, the overall unemployment rate in Sri Lanka is 5.1% and the youth unemployment rate (age 15-24 years) is 23.3%, according to the Sri Lanka Labour Force Survey.

Following the surprise change of government in mid-November last year, the new government is gradually making changes to the entire education system. The new unemployed graduate recruiting programme, ordered by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa (the brother of Mahinda, who is the current prime minister), will be one of the main challenges for the government ahead of a crucial general election expected this April.

In the presidential election in mid-November last year, students and lecturers seeking better security and radical changes in education voted against the Unity Government after it failed in nearly five years to introduce promised educational reforms and also failed to prevent the Easter Sunday terrorist attacks.

Students and lecturers played a key role behind the scenes in the defeat of the previous government. Candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa won the election, securing 52.25% of the vote. The election turnout was 83.72%, the highest for a Sri Lankan presidential vote, reflecting a strong turnout from new young voters desiring change. Students were an active part of the election campaign, especially via online and social media.

According to the official figures, in Sri Lanka there are about 45,000-50,000 unemployed graduates.

Education Minister Dullas Alahapperuma, addressing the media in Colombo, said that preliminary work has already commenced to recruit 50,000 unemployed university graduates. On the directive of President Rajapaksa, a separate institute will be established to look into the vacancies available in government institutions. A cabinet paper will also be presented to the cabinet in the coming days.

According to the minister, recruited undergraduates have to undergo six months of special training before being appointed.

The government is hoping to recruit most of the graduates as school teachers to fill vacant positions in the areas of mathematics, science and English language. Those recruited for teaching will be specially trained prior to their appointments. According to reports, there is a shortage of about 20,000 teachers in Sri Lanka.

Full article - UWN 

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