The Circular which makes the Grade Five Scholarship Examination mandatory, to be revoked

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The circular that made the Grade Five Scholarship Examination mandatory is to be revoked. Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam says, he has instructed the Secretary to the Ministry of Education to proceed in this respect, taking into consideration the recommendations put forward by the committee appointed to look into the restructuring of the Grade Five Scholarship Examination.

Members of the committee convened at the Ministry of Education today. Lengthy discussions took place on the fundamental objectives of the Scholarship Examination, and how it has now become a burdensome exam for students.

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