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Video: SB Stands by Z- Score

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Higher Education Minister S.B. Dissanayake today reiterated that the Z- score system devised by the UGC was the best method that would cause the “least difficulties”. “We stand by the system devised by five eminent professors that this system would cause the least amount of difficulties and would ensure fairness among all students” he said.

However the Minister said that they would abide by the decision of the Supreme Court. “We agree with the decision of the Supreme Courts, but we are considering appealing against the decision and are currently consulting our lawyers” he said.

DIssanayake made these remarks addressing a press conference flanked by Proffessor Samaranayake the Chairman of the University Grants Commission and Prof. Saratah Kulathunga of the Kelaniya University and member of the five member panel that prepared the z score system this year,

 Dissanayake when asked if he would resign on this issue as requested by the UNP said “I can’t answer those questions please ask him” referring to the General Secretary of the UNP Tissa Attanayake.(Hafeel Farisz)  (Pix by Nisal Baduge)

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-3+141 # Calistus Jayatilleke 2012-06-26 18:30
It is the hallmark of a fool not to accept his follies,
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-8+82 # Jayantha 2012-06-26 18:30
He is such a straightforward politician he can resign. He resigned several occasions, once from UPFA and once from UNP!
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-2+50 # j 2012-06-26 20:50
He has resigned before after the payment
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-2+72 # fact u fact u 2012-06-26 19:56
first samurdhi,now education and next???
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-2+7 # Devaka 2012-06-27 12:07
What about sports?
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-2+37 # Sam 2012-06-26 20:48
Thank you DM. Please publish the full press conference video.
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-2+35 # nipuna 2012-06-26 21:07
"Oruwa peralunama... peralunpita hondai kiyanawa...?
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-4+63 # shantha madawela 2012-06-26 21:21
Mr. Dissanayake, dont play with poor students lives....
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-5+5 # Walawage 2012-06-27 12:52
Now we have two populations of data with two Z-scores. The key issue is ranking the students on "performance".A student under new syllabus with a Z score of 2.0 is differnt to a student under old syllabus having the same Z-score of 2 in terms of skill and knowedge. No body has suggested a solution to the key issue? What I suggest is to check the past 5 years trend of admissions I.e how many students from the first sitting and second & third sittings .Then calculate the percentage of admissions first sitting and 2nd & 3rd separately and apply the same percentage to this year admissions. If we require more accuracy we can calculate the percentage on district basis. This will ensure a fair allocation to new students and old students.Hope authorities in HIgher Education ministry will give some thought to this proposal.
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