Examination commissioner clarifies about the A/L ranks | Daily News

Examination commissioner clarifies about the A/L ranks

No international school student had been barred from sitting for the GCE Advanced Level Examination as private candidates since the inception of international school system in Sri Lanka, Commissioner General of Examinations B. Sanath Pujitha said.Speaking to the Daily News on Wednesday, the Commissioner General said that after perusing past examination results up to 2013, he found 11 students who attended international schools were among the top 10 island rankers. 

“That had been the practice even when MP Gunawardena was the Education Minister. There had been one each in 2013, 2015 and 2018 among the top 10 island rankers who had attended international schools. In 2016, there had been two and in 2017 there had been six. They had sat for the exam in various subject streams. There is no bar for any candidate, who sits for the exam, to secure top ranks by their performance. This particular student, who became island first in the Arts Stream, had been registered as a private candidate and the application had been properly signed by the Grama Sevaka,” the Commissioner General explained.

Examinations Commissioner General Sarath Pujitha says that the examinations department is obliged to act in a manner that is just and fair towards all candidates. He stated that when results are released, revealing the names of candidates with the highest marks in each subject stream is done so to encourage them.

He further stated, It is compulsory for the name of the student who obtained the highest marks for the GCE A/L arts stream who happened to be from an international school to be announced. It would be unfair and a violation of her rights If her acumen was ignored because of the institution she received her education at.



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