The Education Ministry is looking out at possibilities of holding the GCE Ordinary Level (O/L) examination in the 10th grade, Education Minister Susil Premajayantha said.

While addressing an event at the Royal College, Colombo he said previously, the students faced the O/L Examination in Grade 10 but later it was extended by one year to Grade 11.

The Ministry is currently having discussion on holding the examination in Grade 10, the Minister said.

“This work cannot be done at once. It is expected to be done under three categories from primary, junior secondary and senior secondary levels while covering Grade 1 to 6 and 10,” he said

Necessary updates have been made to scociety where knowledge is increasing rapidly in a very short period of time, he said.

Through a new transformational change in education, the foundation should be laid for the next generation to inherit the independence of choosing their future direction after appearing for the A-level examination, the Minister further said.