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* Sri Lanka education system to focus more on talent than exams
Sun, Dec 8, 2013, 11:12 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Dec 08, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government has introduced an education system that recognizes the students for their aptitude more than their ability to score at exams, the Minister of Education Bandula Gunawardena has said.

Participating in a program at the state-run radio SLBC Sunday, the Minister said the system gives more prominence to the student's talent instead of burdening them with exams. Accordingly, the era of confining students to the exam results alone has been ended, the Minister added.

According to the Minister, question papers are now prepared without exerting mental pressure on the students. Text books, old question papers and answers, teachers hand books are available from the Education Publication Department for students to purchase.

Participating in the program, the Commissioner General of Examination Jayantha Pushpakumara said that special facilities have been provided for disabled students to take the GCE Ordinary Level and Advanced Level national examinations.

The disabilities of those students will be identified early and they will be provided the necessary facilities, the official said,

He further confirmed that all arrangements are in place to hold the GCE Ordinary Level Examination from the 10th to 20th this month.

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