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Over two thousand registered grade six students from primary schools around the island are taking the common entrance exam today in what education officials believe has been a smooth exercise.

Testing and measurement officer responsible for Common Entrance in the Ministry of Education Dorson Ragunanan, notes that there have been no reports major issues reaching the department.

He informs that new measures have been installed to assist special needs students taking the exam in an effort to give each candidate a fair chance at succeeding.

Ragunanan has also addressed concerns about the effectiveness of the test in gauging the true academic ability of students.

He notes that while there is room for improvement, the exam is standardized. He adds that it is the best measures available at this time.

Common Entrance results are expected to be released on July 3rd.

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