Sunday, August 16, 2009

Nearly 170 ex-Tiger child soldiers sit ALs

Nearly 170 former LTTE youngster soldiers sat the GCE Advanced Level in Vavuniya yesterday as a result of the Government's caring operations to free the North and East populace from the control of LTTE terrorism, Examinations Department sources said. The Advanced Level Examination 2009 commenced in 1,827 test centres yesterday.
The Examinations Department has established 10 particular examination centres in Vavuniya for 1,263 displaced candidates who are currently housed in IDP welfare villages in Vavuniya. Sources said 166 ex-child military from displaced camps sat the Advanced Level examination yesterday.
Under the way of the Education Ministry, the Examinations Department had taken ladder to conduct more than a few extra classes to upgrade the information of the students session the Advanced Level Examination this year.
Meanwhile, no incidents were reported during the G.C.E. Advanced Level Examination which began yesterday at 1,827 examination centres all through the state, Examinations official General Anura Edirisinghe said.
The examination will carry on until September 5 and will not be held on Sundays. A sum of 242,091 school and confidential candidates are session the examination this year. "Candidates are severely advised to obey and follow examination system so as to ensure a trouble free examination process. Candidates have to produce their nationwide Identity Cards or an accepted identity such as a valid identification to establish their identity.
"However candidates who fail to do so will be permissible to sit the examination, but their results will be issued only after they establish their identity. The Examinations Department will take strict action next to candidates who flout examination rules," the Commissioner said.
The Examinations section has taken steps to ensure the smooth behavior of the examination. Accordingly, around 300 educationalists will assess the examination process.
In addition, the examination is monitored through 267 Examination Coordinating Centres. Around 70,000 teachers and officials are involved in conducting the test as invigilators at the examination centres.
Courtesy: Daily News

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