The Cabinet will take a decision on whether to admit students from international schools to public schools for continue  their G.C.E (A/L) examination of Srilanka.

Education Ministry Secretary Anura Dissanayake stated that the Cabinet would take up a report by the Education Minister on his decision not to admit international school students to follow GCE Advanced level classes in public schools.

The Education Minister said that the Education Ministry believed that students of international schools should not be granted admission to public schools as they would then be taking the place of underprivileged students and he further said there was already severe competition among students who were going to public schools to get into public schools that offered G.C.E. Advanced Level (A/L) classes in the English medium and more competition would be detrimental to all.

At present, nearly 300 students who completed the G.C.E Ordinary Level (O/L) examination in international schools are seeking admission to G.C.E Advanced Level (A/L) classes in public schools on the basis that their future would be otherwise uncertain.

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