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Cabinet approval to revise existing procedure of student admissions

The Cabinet of Ministers granted the approval for the proposal tabled by Education Minister Prof G.L.Peiris to revise the existing procedure of admission of pupils and to introduce a more transparent procedure which enables to increase the number of pupils that could be admitted per classroom by taking into account the high demand that prevails to admit pupils in such manner, Co-cabinet Spokesman Mass Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella said.

Addressing the weekly Cabinet media briefing held yesterday at the Government Information Department, Minister Rambukwella said that Principals follow the guidance in the Circulars issued by the Ministry of Education on the admission of pupils to Grade One. Moreover, admitting pupils to Grade 06 of National and Provincial Schools based on the cut off marks of the Scholarship Examination and admission of pupils to the Advanced Level classes based on the Ordinary Level Exam qualifications conducted by the relevant Principals.

Additionally, according to Circulars 37/2008 and 33/2019, pupils who enroll in intermediate classes with the agreement of school principals. As per the groups who change the residence due to transfers, arrive from abroad, elect to the parliament, Judges in Service, Government Specialist Doctors, Government Medical Officers, employees of the Ministry of Education, schools and allied departments, University Lecturers and Executive Officers, of Sri Lanka Education Administration and Teaching Educationist Services are eligible to enroll students to intermediate classes.

Moreover, groups who were being to the unfairness during the admission process of pupils and qualifying by the investigations regard on that, being pupils with special needs and stay in social welfare centers are eligible to enroll to intermediate classes.