Significant decrease in number of applicants for A/L & Grade 5 Scholarship examinations (Video)

Wednesday, 15 September 2021 - 21:29

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The acceptance of applications for this year's GCE Advanced Level and Grade 5 Scholarship examinations ended today (15).

Accordingly, 249,841 school candidates have applied for the GCE Advanced Level examination, the Ministry of Education stated, while 243,704 candidates have applied for the Grade 5 Scholarship Examination.

However, 301,771 candidates had applied for the GCE Advanced Level examination and 331,741 had applied for the Grade 5 scholarship examinations last year.

Applications for the GCE Advanced Level and Grade 5 Scholarship examinations were called during the trade union action launched by teachers and principals over the issue of salary anomalies.

The teachers' and principals' unions have previously stated that the trade union action they have taken could be a hindrance to the application process this year.