The Government Information Department has taken steps to organize a program to test the knowledge of schoolchildren on the forthcoming Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM).
As per the program mandate the Information Department will dwell on the history of the CHOGM, its benefits and common values.
The program which is to be held under the guidance of the Government Information Director General Prof Ariyarathna Ethugala, will be connected to the school system island wide. Connecting 25 distance education centres, this program will be held as an online test. This will be held with the assistance of the Colombo University and the Education Ministry. Five schools will be selected in close proximity to each distance education centre. The examination will be held at the relevant and closer distance education centre to each school. Sinhala and Tamil medium schoolchildren following the Advanced Level and Ordinary Level streams at National and International schools are eligible to sit the examination. The Education Ministry will select suitable schools in this regard.
The competition will be held during the new school term. The final competition will be held in Colombo for students who obtain the highest marks and special awards presented to the winners.