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AL and Grade 5 schol exam dates to be announced tomorrow :

School reopening put off by one week

19 July, 2020

The Education Ministry has decided to postpone the reopening of schools by one week and the new dates of the Advanced Level and the Grade 5 scholarship examinations will be announced tomorrow (20).

Schools will be reopened for Grades 11, 12 and 13 on July 27, Education Ministry sources said. Director General of Health Services, Dr. Anil Jasinghe said that August 10 will be more appropriate to reopen schools for the other Grades.

Education Ministry and Health Ministry officials yesterday agreed after a lengthy meeting, to postpone the reopening date of schools for these Grades and decided not to reopen any schools in the Rajanganaya and Welikanda educational zones due to the spike in the number of Covid-19 cases reported recently. Two hundred teachers and students from five districts have undergone PCR tests and are awaiting results. At yesterday’s meeting, officers also discussed the concerns of the students sitting the GCE Advanced Level examination.