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Govt. Looking At Shifting Scholarship Exam To Grade 7

Oct 6, 2010 9:22:46 AM - thesundayleader.lk

The government is considering the option of shifting the Grade 5 scholarship examination to Grade 7 to reduce undue pressure on students.

Education Minister Bandula Gunawardena has said that medical experts who have attended the parliamentary consultative committee meeting of the Education Ministry have said that the Grade 5 scholarship examination placed an undue burden on children at a tender age.

The Minister has told the media that the medical experts have proposed that if the government wished to continue with the Grade 5 scholarship examination, they could shift it to Grade 7.

According to Gunawardena, although Sri Lankan children were intelligent to face the challenge of a competitive exam in Grade 5, it was an undue pressure on them.