Responding to criticisms over his remarks with regard to GCE A/L results, MP Bandula Gunawardana today stood his ground and said laws should be changed if A/L results of government and international schools were to be analysed together.
The MP on Tuesday said A/L results of government and international schools cannot be analysed or published together.
Many individuals, including Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam and former Cricketer Mahela Jayawardane criticised the MP’s remarks.
Speaking at a news briefing yesterday, Mr. Gunawardane said there was no issue in recognizing the achievement or skills of the student who is from a private school and became island 1st in Arts subjects.
“However, the Education ministry has never previously taken results of private applicants into consideration when issuing results. This is out of laws and regulations and completely wrong. The ministry cannot take the results of schools which are not under its purview, for analysing,” he said.
He said the laws should be changed if the ministry is to analyse results of both government school and private applicants together.
“According to the National Education Policy, there is a law saying private sector cannot start classes from grade five to 14. When there is a law, it is unfair to approve something out of it,” he said. (Lahiru Pothmulla)
You are a highly qualified personality in this country
Samson Wednesday, 02 January 2019 09:22 PM
This guy does not realise that all children sit for the same paper, only difference is that we pay for the national school education while parents pay for their children in national schools. Such people should not be elected to parliament.
channa Wednesday, 02 January 2019 09:22 PM
when listing 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, please mention the subject marks or at least the total marks obtained by them out of 300. then we will know where our children stand. please publish the subject marks also when releleasing the marks. the english medium students papers should be corrected by university lecturers or by the colombo teachers.
City Thursday, 03 January 2019 07:24 AM
Why only English medium corrections from professionals, how about the others.please check the MP children's educational background and about Sussex International School.you will find the answer.
channa Wednesday, 02 January 2019 09:26 PM
please release results with total marks of first three without mensioning the school.
channa Wednesday, 02 January 2019 09:27 PM
dont under estimate children's performance according to their school. they all are sri lankans.
Realist Wednesday, 02 January 2019 09:32 PM
Regardless of the school they all sit for the same exam which is monitored by the department of examination. Then how does the medium of learning make a difference.
Lister Thursday, 03 January 2019 05:41 AM
When he opens mouth he shows that he is a member of the JOkers party.
Hakeem Thursday, 03 January 2019 06:10 AM
It means Govt teachers don't give proper attention to the students under them. Why worry, end of the month they get their pay. Whilst private schools pay personal attention their students. That's the difference.
Ghost Thursday, 03 January 2019 06:39 AM
This fool has shed his sarong a long time ago- nothing more to show!!!!!
Gune Thursday, 03 January 2019 07:03 AM
Dude, aren't they sitting for the same exam? So just compare apples with apples.
UniDon Thursday, 03 January 2019 07:21 AM
local or international or paid or free all students go tuition classes, probably the same classes, that is the truth
mnsmart Thursday, 03 January 2019 07:34 AM
Those who pay for education do a favor to tax payers
Ranjith Thursday, 03 January 2019 07:35 AM
If there is a law that does not allow private schools to send their children to a National Examination that is the that has to be changed. Because, every citizen should have equal right to take an exam offered by the national authority of examination, that is, Department of Examination.
kamalhot1 Thursday, 03 January 2019 07:58 AM
Meal cost for a family is 2,500/= per month. Can't expect more than from these people.
Sunil Thursday, 03 January 2019 08:08 AM
MP Gunawardena should have applied the same principle in strictly following legal principles when dealing with the recent Criminal desecration and breach of our Supreme Law that is our National Constitution and attacks on the speaker and our unarmed police deployed to protect even himself within the precinct of parliament. His erstwhile leader Mr Rajapakse was sitting down and watching. Why did Mr. G not apply his minute analysis of how valid and legal it is to assault the Speaker, the Police, other members of parliament with broken furniture and Chillie Powder Mixed water? This is part of Mr G campaign to return the country to chaos and people must be educated of their vile ploy through direct forms of public notification. This is the latest strategy of the illegal government and it must be dealt with effective counter public relations strategies to make sure people are not deceived again as it happened with local government elections.
Dhammika Thursday, 03 January 2019 10:16 AM
An MP of the JOkers party is now acting like a JOker like the rest of the JOkers who acted in parliment recently.
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