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Minister unveils overhaul of Grade 5 Exam and curriculum evaluation

June 17, Colombo (LNW): Education Minister Susil Premajayantha has announced significant changes to the local school curriculum, including reforms to the Grade 5 scholarship examination.

Starting from the current academic year, 30 per cent of the exam marks will be based on classroom work completed during the 4th and 5th grades, according to the Minister.

There is need for a more comprehensive evaluation of children’s education, and the current examination system, therefore, requires revision, Premajayantha emphasised.

He proposed that a substantial portion of the marks should reflect performance over a two-year period, with assessments conducted by teachers.

The Minister disclosed these reforms while speaking at a school event in Naththandiya.

Furthermore, Premajayantha outlined plans to distribute 2,500 smart boards to the country’s leading schools between August and September this year, marking the initial phase of the programme.

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