Grade 5 Scholorship exams are underway amidst of new COVID-19 cluster
Today, 11th of October Sri Lanka has successfully conducted grade 5 scholarship exams which were postponed due to COVID 19 pandemic. The Commissioner General of Examinations said to media that a special program has been put in place for areas under quarantine Curfew. The grade 5 scholarship examination held today while the A/L exam will begin on Monday the 12th of October. 331,694 candidates sat for the scholarship examination this year at 2,936 examination centres. Close to 6000 students in the Gampaha District are facing the Grade 5 Scholarship examination, while 7000 students are due to face their advanced level examination in the Gampaha District. 50 examination centres have been set up in the Minuwangoda education zone for the grade 5 scholarship examination while 37 examination centres have been set up in the education zone for the Advanced level examination. The Government information department has said that steps have been taken to separate train compartments for students to travel to their examination centres.
This task is not possible without precise planning and execution. The COVID-19 taskforce faced massive challenge in conducting these crucial exams due to the recent Minuwangoda cluster which has added another 1400 fresh cases of COVID 19 with couple of days. However, the government has not postponed the exams whistle the containment measures are taking place in parallel. The business community is happy with the measures the state has taken to continue the business as usual amidst of the new cluster. We wish all the very best for students whom are sitting for the upcoming A/L exams and support the COVID 19 task force for their continuous efforts in containment of the viral spread.