Freedom People’s Congress MP Dullas Alahapperuma has put forth a request to postpone the GCE Ordinary Level Examination by a year.
Addressing the Parliament, the Parliamentarian pointed out that there was an issue at present due to the delay in the marking of GCE Advanced Level examination answer scripts.
MP Alahapperuma stated that as a result, over 600,000 students who have sat for the GCE Ordinary Level examination are unable to move forward to the GCE Advanced Level.
Requesting the authorities to consider not conducting the GCE Ordinary Level examination this year, MP Alahapperuma advised to instead provide a certificate from the Examination Department declaring all students as eligible to commence their Advanced Level education.
“There will be no injustice to any student. It is also a fact that no one can obtain jobs with their GCE Ordinary Level exam results,” he pointed out.
MP Dullas Alahapperuma said this move will allow the authorities to once again conduct the GCE Ordinary Level exam in December and GCE Advanced Level exam in August, while this will not cause injustice to the students.
Revealing that such a decision was taken during the Coronavirus pandemic with regard to the London O/ Levels and resulted in a great concession for students, MP Alahapperuma requested the authorities to consider his proposal.