Sept 24, Colombo: The Secretary to the Ministry of Education Prof. Kapila Perera said the practical tests for the aesthetics subjects of the GCE Ordinary Level examination will be conducted once the Covid menace had subsided and the schools reopened.
The Secretary, commenting on the release of the results of the GCE Ordinary Level Examination except for the aesthetics subjects at a media briefing today said meanwhile, the students who qualify can study for the GCE Advanced Level until the practical tests are held.
Prof. Perera said the Ministry of Education will issue a circular containing the minimum qualifications required to study for the GCE Advanced Level for students who have studied dance, music and drama and theater under the subject of aesthetics.
For the 2020 GCE O/L examination, 170,000 students have taken exam for the subject of Aesthetics. Out of them students who have obtained 05 passes with two credit and Levels 1, 2 and 3 (Excellent, Average, Approximate) under the School Based Assessment will be allowed to study for the Advanced Level until the practical examinations are held.
From the students who sat for the 2020 GCE Ordinary Level Examination according to the results of subjects other than the subject of aesthetics, 75.12% of students are eligible to study for GCE Advanced Level, Commissioner General of Examinations B. Sanath Pujitha said.
Candidates who have appeared for the examination can obtain the results using the National Identity Card number or by calling 1911 if they have forgotten the examination number, he said.
The Commissioner General of Examinations said that a system has been set up for principals, provincial and zonal directors of education to know the results online and those who want the examination certificates can obtain them online from Monday.