In the wake of COVID-19 pandemic leading to the closure of educational institutions across the globe, most undergraduate scholarships in the region have returned home. However, the closure of the universities and colleges have not led to a complete stand still of their learning process as the students are engaged in various learning modes through e-learning platforms. In order to facilitate that the students complete their study within the scheduled course duration, different universities in different countries have adopted different strategies.  While some have done away with the semester/term end examinations and the results arrived at by extrapolating pro-rata the performance of students in the continuous/internal assessment, some have devised other strategies of assessments including the arrangement for the conduct of examinations. In tandem with the mandate of providing support service to the students studying abroad, the Scholarship and Student Support Division of the Department of Adult and Higher Education had facilitated to conduct the examinations of 45 MBBS students from Sri Lanka who have returned home following the closure of their universities due to Covid-19 pandemic. The details of the number of students from each universities whose examinations were conducted are as follows:

  • Colombo: 13
  • Kelaniya: 14
  • Peradeniya: 18