Due to this, A/L examination would be delayed by a week and rescheduled for first week of December.
"We had earlier planned to release the results by August 15. But it will be delayed by a week. We will release the results within August," he said, speaking in Parliament.
The minister also said that term tests for students from Grade 1 - 5 would be scrapped in the forthcoming educational policy.
He told Parliament that students between grades one to five would be subject to continuous testing through modular instead of term tests.
Responding to a question by SJB MP Rohini Kumari Kaviratne, the Minister said students' burden on examinations would be alleviated in the proposed educational policies.