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New Scholarship Exam For Grade 8

Sep 13, 2011 10:14:44 AM - thesundayleader.lk

The Education Ministry is looking at introducing a scholarship examination for grade 8 students next year following a proposal to the effect received by the parliamentary select committee on educational reforms.

Minister Bandula Gunawardena has told the media that the introduction of a new scholarship examination for grade 8 would minimize the burden on young students in the grade 5 scholarship examination.

He has observed that a grade 8 scholarship examination would give the students a second chance to test their abilities at a grown up age.

He has noted that many professionals, educationists, political and religious leaders had proposed the introduction of a grade 8 scholarship examination for students.

However, Gunawardena has said the existing grade 5 scholarship examination would not be scrapped and would be considered as an efficiency evaluation examination for students once the educational reforms and the grade 8 scholarship examination were introduced in 2012.