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    Maths failures at GCE O/L given another chance

    July 18, 2014

    The Government has taken new steps to improve Mathematics education at G.C.E. Ordinary Level. In a bid to prevent children of the age of having compulsory education leaving schools due to failing the mathematics subject at the G.C.E. (O/L) Examination. A proposal submitted by Bandula Gunawardena, Minister of Education in this regard was approved by the Cabinet.


    Accordingly the measures that were approved in order to retain in the school system the students who have performed well at the G.C.E. (O/L) Examination are (a) to provide an opportunity for the students who have performed well at the G.C.E. (O/L) Examination but failed in Mathematics, to pass the said Subject within two (02) years; (b) to permit such students to follow the Bio Systems Technology of the O.C.E. (A/L) Technological Subject Stream in addition to the O.C.E. (A/L) Art Subject Stream; and (c) to conduct separate extra classes in Mathematics for such students.(ST/KH)

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