Minister of Education Bandula Gunewardena told a Media Conference yesterday that proposals for preventing shortcomings in district ranking in the future will be obtained from this committee.
The committee consists of three Vice Chancellors of Universities and a Retired Judge. Proposals for formulating a National Education Policy and recommendations to revise the Examination Act will be obtained from this committee.
Addressing the Media Conference, Minister Bandula Gunewardena alleged that certain groups conspired to disrupt the Advanced Level Examination from the moment the time tables of the examination were announced. He minister bandula gunewardena reminded the threats made by certain University Teachers and Teacher Trade Unions to interrupt the holding of the examination, to discourage the students from sitting for the exam and ultimately to boycott the evaluation of answer papers.
The Minister said that when looking at this chain of events they were making all these attempts to put the future of the students in a dilemma. He said that in the face of these threats, he also received several letters from some teaching staff volunteering to evaluate answer papers free of charge, since they did not want to disrupt the future of the students
Meanwhile, the Commissioner General of Examinations said that over 60 percent of the students who sat for the advanced level examination have passed the examination. He said that 3,687 students have obtained ‘A’ passes for all the three subjects, and 39,624 students sat for the examination. (niz)