Sri Lanka Not Ready to Scrap Scholarship Exam Yet: IPS

While the ultimate long-term objective should be to abolish the Grade Five Scholarship Examination, at the moment, Sri Lanka is not ready for such drastic action, an education policy researcher noted recently.

Research Officer at the Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka (IPS), Ashani Abayasekara, assessing the effectiveness and the relevance of the scholarship exam, highlighted that Sri Lanka should improve the quality of schools and teachers across the island, before moving on to abolish the exam. In the meantime, the exam should be restructured and made optional, she recommended.

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