NUS or National University of Singapore is a premier university in Asia with school leavers form all over the world competing for places.Â NUS admit school leavers from India, Malaysia, Pakistan and other countries on the strength of each localÂ public examination butÂ Sri LankanÂ students, even those with the 3As that we felicitate here, have to submit scores for SAT examination conducted by Education Testing Services in USA..
In South Asia, Sri Lanka join the ranks of Bangladesh and Burma as countries whose school leaver exams are not recognized byÂ NUS. American high school diplomas are not recognized by NUS either but the high school diploma in America is not meant to be aÂ universal university entrance qualification.
In Sri Lanka students are coached from primary school to take on increasingly academic examinations the culmination of which is the GCE (A/L). If an Asian institution such as NUS can not recognize that exam, it is a sign that the Sri Lanka GCE (A/L) has some serious problems.
The Education Forum would like to do a comparative assessment using the recognition of the Sri Lanka GCE (A/L) by other international ranked universities. If any of you who applied for a foreign university had the experience of having to do additional examinations (other than for English) please let this forum know so that we get a better idea of the problem before we go full steam.