July 07, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Department of Examinations has considered providing opportunity for the children of expatriate Sri Lankans to take the G.C.E. (O.L) Examination overseas, the Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the UN in Geneva announced.
It is learnt that a considerable number of expatriates are working abroad, especially in Middle East countries. The children of these expatriates may be studying at international schools and appearing for foreign examinations, while some students may wish to take G.C.E (O.L) Examination with the prescribed subjects or part thereof.
The Department of Examinations, according to its mandate that enable conducting and certifying all public-school examinations, has informed about the possibility to conduct G.C.E (O.L) Examination overseas in the future.
It has further informed that while it could arrange the administration and proceeding relating to the conducting of the G.C.E. (O.L) Examination, the expenses should be borne by the parents/guardians or candidates.
In order to study the feasibility of such an arrangement, the Department of Examinations is requesting to have candidates' profiles inter alia, country, gender, age, subjects and medium etc.