Education Ministry Plans to Combine GCE Ordinary Level and Advanced Level Exams in Same Year
The Education Ministry has announced its intention to address the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic by holding both the GCE Ordinary Level (O/L) and Advanced Level (A/L) examinations in the same year. In an effort to bring studies back to normal and update the examination schedule, the ministry is working on implementing measures to facilitate this change.
To tackle the shortage of teachers in national and provincial schools, the ministry has appointed 7,800 college teachers and plans to take further action. The decision to hold both examinations concurrently is expected to be finalized by next year, paving the way for a streamlined examination process.
Furthermore, efforts are underway to recruit teachers at the national and provincial levels from recent university graduates under the age of 35. The focus will be on subjects where there is a scarcity of teachers, including science, technology, and language. This strategic recruitment process aims to address the specific needs of schools and ensure an adequate number of qualified educators.
These initiatives by the Education Ministry are part of a comprehensive plan to address the challenges posed by the pandemic and enhance the education system’s resilience. By optimizing examination schedules and addressing the shortage of teachers in critical subjects, the ministry aims to create a more conducive learning environment for students across the country.