(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – The GCE Ordinary Level Examination for the year 2021which began on 23 May is scheduled to end today (June 01), the Ministry of Education said.
The GCE O / L examination which was scheduled to be held in December 2021 was postponed for five months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to the Department of Examinations, 407,129 school candidates and 110,367 private candidates sat for this year’s examination.
The examination was conducted at 3,842 examination centers and 542 coordinating centers island wide.
Meanwhile, the Department of Examinations says if any candidate sitting the 2021 GCE Ordinary Level Examination is facing difficulties to reach the designated examination centers due to the prevailing adverse weather conditions, they can report to the nearest examination center.
Commissioner General of Examinations LMD Dharmasena said special arrangements have been made considering the current climate in the country.
The official said with the support of the Disaster Management Centre, they will relocate centers, if the O/L exam cannot be held in a particular location. He said a special program is in place, if they are compelled to relocate an entire examination center.
The Commissioner General of Examinations said however if a student is unable to reach a particular examination center, then it is advisable to call the 117 DMC hotline or report to the nearest center. He said military personnel and Police officers are also on standby to provide transport facilities.
LMD Dharmasena added additional time will be provided for such students to complete the examination papers.