August holidays to be limited to one week
August school holidays will be limited to one week, the Minister of Education, Prof. G.L. Peiris says.
Addressing a media briefing held in Colombo today (19), the Minister said that the decision was taken due to the need to cover the curriculum.
This year's GCE Advanced Level examination will be held from 04 October to 30 October.
Meanwhile, the Grade 5 scholarship examination will be held on 03 October 3, the Minister said, adding that the GCE Ordinary Level examination will be held in the last week of January 2022.
Therefore, August school holidays have been shortened to give the children the time they need to prepare for the exams, the Minister added.