A/L 2008 examination change of results in Sri Lanka.
GCE Advanced Level exam 2008 results releasing in two sets which differed from each other, caused confusion to thousands of students in Sri Lanka. Mismanagement and confusion in the Department had put the lanka students into a mess.
"The results of the Advanced Level 2008 exam were released on January 3, 2009. Then there was another results sheet issued on June 29, 2009 declaring the previous one null and void and ordering the principals to return the previous sheet to the Department of Examination. The second set of results came after the re-scrutinization of the results. As we know the re-scrutinization could change the results of a single or few candidates but it cannot lead to a drastic change in an entire district or at national level. But the June 29, results had failed the top 10 scorers in some districts.
Also previous years a second set of results had not been released after re-scrutinization.
Education Minister Susil Premajayantha admitted that there could be discrepancies and differences between two result sheets. Around 240,000 candidates sat for the Advanced Level examination but only 46,000 applied for University entrance. The good news from all this mess is For the candidates, who had been affected by this delay, time would be given up to August 2, this year, the Minister said.
More than 51% of the students failed the G.C.E O/L 2006 December examination.