A student’s first hurdle is the Grade 5 scholarship exam. Even more than the students it is the parents who are anxious for their kids’ success. The Scholarship examination was successfully conducted today
The Grade Five Scholarship which commenced at 9.00 a.m. continued until 12 noon. The Examination was held at 2772 centres with 506 coordinating centres throughout the island. Our correspondents said that students from the South as well as in the Northern and Eastern Provinces face the Examination with keen enthusiasm.
321,427 school candidates faced the examination. Of this 241,610 sat the exam in the Sinhala medium while the number which faced the examination in the Tamil medium was 79,817. It is reported that students from the North and East which were liberated from the clutches of the terrorists as well as those from the estate sector answered the examination with determination.
The evaluation of the answer scripts of the Scholarship Examination is due to be undertaken next month.