Jan 19, Colombo: Following the leak in the GCE Ordinary Levels national examination last month, Sri Lanka Department of Examination has decided to establish a pool of officials for the examinations.
At present the examination staff is deployed mainly by the Department of Education.
Under the new system the coordinating officers and the center chiefs will be selected from the pool.
The Department of Examination has planned to call for applications from the qualified staff to join the pool. Basic qualifications for the examination staff is also to be announced with that.
The selected officials will be given training to handle the examinations maintaining the standards.
The Department came under fire in recent times in relation of the secrecy and trust of examination procedure after an official of the Department stole a page of the Science test paper of last year's GCE (O/L) examination and sold it to a tuition master .