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Preparation for Examinations amidst the Pandemic

Preparation for Examinations amidst the Pandemic

Oct 7, 2020

In view of the upcoming Grade 5 Scholarship Examinations and the Advanced Level Examinations, the Disaster Management Center (DMC) in consultation with the Department of Examinations took the initiative in formulating “Access to Examinations amidst Disasters”, a document encompassing guidelines and operational plans in conducting examinations amidst intersecting disasters.

Accordingly, 362,824 candidates have registered for the Grade 5 Scholarship Examination which is to be held on the 11th of October while 362,824 candidates have registered  for the GCE A/L Examination which will commence from the 12th of October 2020. 

Recognizing the significance of emergency preparedness and especially keeping in mind, the present coronavirus situation as well as the second inter monsoonal season, the guidelines and directives will coordinate plans and facilitate execution in securing students during the examination season. 

The wellbeing and safety of the children is of the highest priority and cannot be emphasized enough. Therefore, the document was formulated, taking into consideration all necessary precautions and A-PAD Sri Lanka was engaged in providing technical support in this regard.

 “Access to Examinations amidst Disasters”, was handed over by Mr. Firzan Hashim , Country Director of A-PAD Sri Lanka to Major General Sudantha Ranasinghe, Director General, Disaster Management Center (DMC) who in turn, presented it to the Examinations Department for effective circulation.

The document can be accessed via:

Mr. Firzan Hashim, Country Director, A-PAD SL, hands over ‘Access to Examinations amidst Disasters” to Maj. Gen. Sudantha Ranasinghe, Director General, Disaster Management Center (DMC)


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