Teachers and students will launch a countrywide poster and leaflet campaign from Monday demanding the withdrawal of the GCE Advanced Level results and the resignation of Education Minister Bandula Gunawardana.
The Ceylon Teachers’ Union (CTU) General Secretary Joseph Stalin said the only way out to resolve the GCE Advanced Level results fiasco was the total withdrawal of the Z-score and district and island rankings and issue a fresh set of results after they are properly reviewed and re-assessed.
He said the mandate of the Dhara Wijetilaka committee was not clear.
“The committee said it will obtain information from students but according to media reports the committee is to submit its report on Tuesday, which means there is no time to record statements from students. The presidential secretariat said the committee would probe blunder with regard to district rankings but Minister Gunawardana said the committee has been mandated to propose amendments to the Education Act of 1968. Whom are we to believe? Therefore, teachers, students, parents and the people have lost confidence in Minister Gunawardane, the education system under him and on this committee,” Mr. Stalin said. (SAJ)
Comments - 8
Educationist Saturday, 07 January 2012 02:42 AM
Beware, the MONITOR is watching.
Nodrog Saturday, 07 January 2012 03:31 AM
Bandula, do the honourable thing and resign!
Imran Hussein Saturday, 07 January 2012 06:22 AM
Compare to other jokers in the cabinet Bandula is not that bad. But this is a deadly issue since the future of tens of thousands of young people in jeopardy. Entire regime must resign.
Bhagye Saturday, 07 January 2012 06:44 AM
How can i participate to this campaign ? suffering is enough. we all have to stand against these injustice.
Silva Sunday, 08 January 2012 05:10 AM
Sri Lanka does not have culture for accountability. Most of politicains are uneducated and do not take responsibility. Government officers are also irresponsible and no accountability. All who are resposible should be resigned or president should quit them. These signs show no development as a country. But politicans and currupted goverment officers can become rich.
Ranjith Saturday, 07 January 2012 01:14 AM
Very good, Mr. Minister Go home before. Don,t play with children.
Guzban Saturday, 07 January 2012 01:52 AM
Resign minister. Messing up the A/L results is your direct responsibility and if you can't do the job properly then resign.
Aristotle Saturday, 07 January 2012 01:57 AM
If Sri Lanka was a civilized country there is no need for poster campaigns for the minister who has bunged to resign. In a civilized country this type of minister would have resigned on his own taking responsibility to the mistake he has made.
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