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Nearly 74% qualify for AL: Exams Dept.

Nearly 74% qualify for AL: Exams Dept.

Of the 296,812 candidates who sat for more than 5 subjects at the 2017 GCE Ordinary Level Exam, 216,815, nearly 74%, qualified for the Advanced Level (AL), an improvement of about 4% over the previous year, according to the results released this week. Furthermore, 9,960 candidates secured ‘A’s in all their subjects, compared with 8,224 [...]

President Chief Guest at Trinity College Prize-Giving

President Chief Guest at Trinity College Prize-Giving

Students of Trinity College Kandy at their annual Prize-Giving held on Friday, with President Maithripala Sirisena as the Chief Guest.

Exams Dept wages war against cheating at exams

The Exams Dept intends to introduce measures to arrest cheating at National exams, effective this year. The measures will include employing additional invigilators, introducing several versions of the multiple choice questions, so that students cannot copy from their ‘neighbours’, and introducing jammers to block out signals from telecom towers near exam centres, to disable candidates’ [...]

AL tuition classes during school-hours under threat

The Ministry of Education (MoE) is exploring ways of minimising private GCE AL tuition classes during school-hours, after revelations that students were not attending school, said Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam. He said that, despite improvement of facilities in schools and more teachers assigned, children opt to attend tuition classes during school-hours, and were missing [...]

80% attendance not compulsory for disaster-affected AL students : MoE

The Ministry of Education (MoE) will this week send reminders to last year’s flood-affected and landslide-affected schools that, they should not request for 80% attendance from GCE Advanced Level students to sit the exam. This move is consequent to complaints that some schools had demanded 80% attendance to sit the AL exam. Education Minister Akila [...]

State Uni. non-academic staff still to start work

Despite over 15,000 non-academic staff of State universities agreeing to end their month-long strike, following an agreement with the Higher Education authorities, academic activities have not returned to normal. At a meeting held between Higher Education Minister Kabir Hashim and the University Trade Union Joint Federation (UTUJF) this week it was agreed to increase the [...]

50 Schools receive support for SDG Action Campaign

50 Schools receive support for SDG Action Campaign

Fifty schools selected for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Action Campaign received financial grants and technical support at an event held in Colombo on Friday. The SDG Campaign is led by the UN in Sri Lanka, together with the Ministry of Education (MoE) in partnership with the Hatton National Bank (HNB) and the Presidential Secretariat, [...]

Flood-affected rural schoolchildren benefit from TTL CSR

Underprivileged children in remote primary schools in the tourist zones of Pasikuda, Bentota, Sigiriya and Dambulla were presented with over 1,000 schoolbags containing schoolbooks, stationery and sweetmeats to encourage them to improve in their studies. Travel Trends Leisure (TTL) of Sri Lanka along with its Chinese partner Diyu Travel implemented this project titled “Grow”, after [...]

Rs 1m from President to 8 student participants of 19th Asian Physics Olympiad, Vietnam

Rs 1m from President to 8 student participants of 19th Asian Physics Olympiad, Vietnam

Eight students chosen to attend the 19th Asian Physics Olympiad in Hanoi, Vietnam, from May 5-13, called on President Maithripala Sirisena this week. They were presented with Rs 1 million for expenses. The students are from Sujatha Vidyalaya, Matara, Eheliyagoda MMV, Richmond, Galle, Royal College, Colombo, St Thomas’ College, Mt Lavinia, Maliyadewa College, Kurunegala.

‘Aluth Avurudu’ rituals rehearsed at rural school

New Year Festival of Samagi Adharsa Pre-school at Ranasiripura, Weerawila, was held at the school premises on Thursday (5), with the participation of teachers, parents and students. The children observed ‘Aluth Avurudu’ rituals such as kindling the fire at the auspicious time, consuming Aluth Avurudu sweets at the auspicious time, paying homage to elders, money [...]

Eastern Uni., UNESCO set up Gender Equality Education Unit at B’caloa Public Library

The Eastern University (EU) with assistance from the UN Educational Scientific & Cultural Organization, supported the establishment of a Gender Equality Education Unit at the Batticaloa Public Library (BPL), Reference Section. Women’s Health, Human Rights, Sri Lanka State of Human Rights, Enhancing Gender Responsive Mediation and several other related publications are available in the Gender [...]

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