Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lankan students failing math to get relief from Education Minister
Wed, Jul 9, 2014, 10:39 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

July 09, Colombo: Sri Lanka Minister of Education Bandula Gunawardena said that he had submitted a cabinet paper seeking permission for the G.C.E. (Ordinary Level) candidates failing mathematics to continue education.

At a meeting held in Madampe area the Minister said that he had proposed to grant the students two years' time to pass mathematics while studying for G.C.E. (Advanced Level) examination.

This chance is granted for the students who have obtained three credits for subjects other than mathematics at the G.C.E. (Ordinary Level) exam.

Currently, the minimum qualification for continuing further studies to G.C.E. (Advanced Level) is three credits with six subjects passed including mathematics.

However, some schools provide opportunity for the students to study for Advanced Level on the condition of passing G.C.E. (Ordinary Level) mathematics within a year.

The rate of failure of mathematics at the G.C.E. (Ordinary Level) examination in Sri Lanka is very high.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Bribery Commission files case against former minister Johnston Fernando
-- [7 hours ago]
No-confidence motion against Sri Lanka's Finance Minister handed over to parliament
-- [7 hours ago]
Sri Lanka's tri forces ready to assist police to maintain law and order
-- [7 hours ago]
British PM meets President Sirisena, offers £6.6 million over three years to help Sri Lanka recover from civil war
-- [9 hours ago]
Two Japanese naval ships arrive at Sri Lanka's Colombo Port
-- [9 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Tamil party MPs commemorate Heroes Day in Jaffna
Former DIG, his son sentenced to death for businessman's murder
Sri Lankan President expresses satisfaction over achievements as Chair in Office of Commonwealth
Sri Lankan Minister calls for lowering energy costs to sustain country’s manufacturing competitiveness
Prime Minister assures continuing the fertilizer subsidy for farmers

Copyright © 2000, 2014 by (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.