O/L Math paper too difficult for students: Bandula

2017-12-21 22:22:27

The Mathematics paper of the GCE Ordinary Level Examination was extraordinarily difficult for the students, Joint Opposition MP Bandula Gunawardane claimed.

Addressing a media briefing, he said the students were psychologically affected after facing the paper and claimed that one student had committed suicide as a result.

“It is a huge injustice to the students who sat for the examination. Moreover, the allocated time for some questions was not sufficient. Even some teachers have admitted that some questions were not strictly according to the syllabus. In such a scenario, the subject Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam should pay his attention and announce his stance on the matter,” Gunawardane said.

Meanwhile, MP Sisira Jayakody said as the incumbent Government had amalgamated both the Ministry of Education and the Archaeological and Cultural Ministry, it seemed that the works of none of the Ministries were efficient and effective.

“It was reported that some Buddhist ruins in Sampur have been vandalised by unknown people recently. Yet, no action has been taken. Thus, we insist the Government to be more considerate on such incidents and take steps to conserve the valuable ruins in Sri Lanka,” Jayakody added. (Sheain Fernandopulle)

  Comments - 13

  • Dee Thursday, 21 December 2017 22:55

    Yes. All answers should be 2500.00 then it will be so easy

    Reply : 11       38

    Mandayan Thursday, 21 December 2017 22:57

    It would have been the case, had they come to you for tuition, right?

    Reply : 9       28

    G Friday, 22 December 2017 05:56

    What is the point of getting through an easy paper? then don't oppose SAITM

    Reply : 5       32

    Mahila Friday, 22 December 2017 06:04

    Probably the tuition masters and classes could not competently handle the question to queries made by their students. We need to look at the issue from this point too. Conduct tuition classes for tuition masters, so that they can coach their students to be more competent enough to answer these tough examinations for the money they pay for their services.

    Reply : 4       19

    lion Friday, 22 December 2017 06:13

    It is said in Greek mythology when god wants to destroy some one he mad the person go mad. So this vagabond is in that now.

    Reply : 2       16

    pahasamath (Econ) Friday, 22 December 2017 06:57

    The Mathematics paper for the GCE Ordinary Level Examination and not for the lower grade students

    Reply : 8       18

    Matta Friday, 22 December 2017 07:44

    This means he cannot answer the questions!!!

    Reply : 2       29

    Ravi Friday, 22 December 2017 13:04

    Bandula you ruined the education system in Sri Lanka during your period as the education minister, so haw can you talk.

    Reply : 2       9

    SAM Friday, 22 December 2017 14:27

    Oh dear, Maths is seems ways difficult to some and there are also so many today in parliament who are having this grave issue.

    Reply : 1       1

    malli Friday, 22 December 2017 15:14

    Point for you to start a protest..

    Reply : 1       1

    Sincere Friday, 22 December 2017 20:18

    Sorry. No drama actors now to participate in a fast-un-to death now.

    Reply : 0       0

    SHANTHI Friday, 22 December 2017 20:09

    The paper was so easybecause my daughter did the exam why should they say so but the real fact is that the last question in the part 2 paper was wrong...

    Reply : 1       1

    TONY Friday, 22 December 2017 22:49


    Reply : 0       0

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