The 2021 GCE Ordinary Level Examination is scheduled to be held from the 21st of February 2022 to the 3rd of March 2022.
Speaking to media in Colombo today, Minister of Education GL Peiris said although they had planned to conduct the O/L exam in January next year, due to the prevailing coronavirus situation in the country, the exam dates have been revised.
On a separate note, Minister Peiris said the programme to vaccinate teachers and non-academic staff attached to schools is currently underway successfully.
He said the government is hoping to reopen schools after receiving clearance from health authorities.
The Education Minister also noted that the issues surrounding salary anomalies of teachers have been raised for a period of time and said he will be tabling a Cabinet paper to resolve it.
Minister Peiris said he cannot comment on the content of the Cabinet paper but is hoping to hold discussions with trade unions tomorrow.
Minister GL Peiris said he is expecting the matter to be resolved through discussions promptly.