A Study on the Effectiveness of Television Exam Hosting Programs in Sri Lanka


  • A. Lokumannage Department of Mass Media, Sri Palee Campus, University of Colombo


This research examines the effectiveness of television exam hosting programs in the Sri Lanka Rupavahini Cooperation’s “Jathika Pasala” Program. There were three objectives of this research. Those were: 1. To identify the percentage of Ordinary Level students and teachers watching the "Jathika Pasala" Exam Hosting Program. 2. To study the outcome of Ordinary Level Students through the "Jathika Pasala" Exam Hosting Program. 3. To analyse the outcome of teaching process of teachers through "Jathika Pasala" Examination Program. The research problems of this study were: 1. How many percentages of Ordinary Level students do watch “Jathika Pasala” Exam Hosting Program? 2. Does the “Jathika Pasala” Exam Hosting Program support the study of Ordinary Level students? and 3. Does the “Jathika Pasala” Exam Hosting Program support the teaching process of Ordinary Level teachers? A written questionnaire was selected under the survey methodology to study the effectiveness of the “Jathika Pasala” Exam Hosting Program. The researcher distributed the questionnaire in each school and completed the questionnaire. 100 students of grade 11 and 50 teachers were selected from 10 selected schools in the Colombo District. 55% of the sample stated that they watch the “Jathika Pasala” Program. Most of them are girls. 70% of teachers watch it. 55% of students said that program would improve their subject knowledge, while 45% said program was more comprehensive than classroom teaching.

DOI :http://doi.org/10.31357/fhss/vjhss.v06i01.05