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Hotline for health safety issues at exam centers

The Education Ministry has introduced the hotline number 1988 to relay if the health safety of students at any examination center is found to be irresponsibly compromised or if the necessary health facilities are not provided.

The G. C. E. Advanced Level Examination for the year 2020 commenced on October 12 and will continue until November 06 at 2,648 examination centers island-wide. A total of 362,824 candidates have applied for the examination this year.

Issuing a statement, the Education Ministry stated that the Ministry has taken measures to conduct the examination with full focus on the health safety of the students.

In addition, the Principal, Deputy Principal, or senior teacher of the respective Examination Centers is appointed as the Additional Examiner (in charge) to overlook disinfection activities in the examination center premises and necessary hygienic practices.