A shortage of paper and raw materials has hampered the conduct of final term examinations in schools in the Western Province.
Zonal Director of Education Sri Lal Nonis directed a letter to all Zonal Directors of Education informing them of the development.
Accordingly, instructions have been issued to revise the year end assessments for students of grades 6, 7, and 8.
Schools that are able to conduct term examinations and meet the demand for papers and raw materials can proceed according to the exam schedule.
Schools that are facing difficulties can prepare question papers and schedules at school level.
The Western Provincial Department of Education decided to conduct the final assessments for grades 4, 9, 10 and 11 after the April holidays.