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* Sri Lanka Ministry of Education takes measures to prevent students failing mathematics
Thu, Jul 17, 2014, 08:05 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

July 17, Colombo: Sri Lanka Cabinet of Ministers granted approval today to a proposal presented by Minister of Education Bandula Gunawardena to prevent the school students leaving schools due to failing the subject of Mathematics at the G.C.E. (O/L) Examination.

The proposal with the view to retaining them in the school system will allow the students who fail mathematics at G.C.E. (Ordinary Level) examination can study for Advanced Level with the promise of passing Ordinary Level mathematics in two years, if they have necessary number of passes and credits.

The measure also will permit such students to follow the Bio Systems Technology of the G.C.E. (A/L) Technological Subject Stream in addition to the G.C.E. (A/L) Art Subject Stream.

Education Minister's has also proposed conducting separate extra classes in mathematics for the students failing mathematics.

Ceylon Teachers' Union secretary Joseph Stalin commended the cabinet decision but said that the school authorities must be compelled to bow to the right of the students to study for Advanced Level despite failing mathematics.

He further said that this would especially benefit the students that excel in sports but in education. They can represent schools until under-19 age category fulfilled with this facility with minimum qualifications.

The measure is expected to reduce the number of failures in mathematics at the GCE Ordinary Level examination.

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