Western province school exams to be postponed due to paper shortage

A paper shortage in cash-strapped Sri Lanka has led to final term tests for grades 9, 10 and 11 in Western province schools being postponed until after the April holidays, while the exams for grades 6, 7 and 8 to be held at the school level.

Western province Provincial Director of Education Priyantha Srilal Nonis writing to zonal directors of education on Friday (18) said third party printers are finding it difficult to print school exam papers due to shortages and price increases in paper and other materials.

Sri Lanka is going through one of the worst economic crises in the country’s history, with a severe dollar shortage leading to shortages in many imports including paper.

Final term tests for grades 9, 10 and 11 would therefore have to be postponed to the next school term, and amended timetables will be provided, Nonis said.

Source – Economy Next


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