Video: The Cabinet decides not to cancel the Year-5 Scholarship Examination
Cabinet Spokesman Minister Keheliya Rambukwella said that the government has decided not to cancel the Year-5 Scholarship Examination.
The Minister announced the decision during the media briefing to inform Cabinet decisions held at the Information Department today.
Education Minister announced recently that the Year-5 scholarship examination will be replaced with another system to assess the knowledge of students with effect from 2016.
Main political parties as well as Education Unionists heavily criticized the Minister’s move to cancel the examination and even the government allies such as JHU and NFF proposed not to withdraw it merely because it has certain shortcomings.
Later the Cabinet had lengthy discussions over the matter and concluded not to cancel the examination.