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Video: UGC is responsible – Min. Bandula

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The University Grants Commission (UGC) is responsible for devising the Z-score, the Minister of Education and the commissioner of examinations have been absolved of any issue regarding the advanced level results, Minister of Education Bandula Gunawardena said.

The Minister addressing a news conference held at the Isurupaya said, when asked who is to blame for the current fiasco, that no one is to blame. “No one is to be blamed for this, the UGC is responsible for devising the Z score and the eminent professors believed that the methodology was correct. However the Supreme Court believed otherwise, so there is no one to blame” he said.

When journalist s asked the minister if he would resign as requested by certain quarters the minister said he nor were his ministry responsible therefore there is no reason to resign. “Why should I resign? The Supreme Court in its judgment completely absolved me who was the third respondent in the case and the commissioner for examinations who was the first respondent, so there is no reason to resign. We have worked according to our conscience for the betterment of the students throughout” he said.

When journalists at the conference pointed out that the Minister of Higher Education S. B Dissanayake said yesterday that the Ministry of Education was responsible for implementing the Z score and thus responsible for the debacle Gunawardena said that it was not so. (Hafeel Farisz) (Pix by Nisal Baduge)







 
 

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-1+44 # Jayasiri 2012-06-27 16:43
Earlier it was the Department of Examinations that released the Advance Level results, Z-scores, district ranks and island ranks. UGC was in charge of releasing the cut-off marks and dealing with Uni admissions.. Has things changed?
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-1+68 # weha 2012-06-27 19:18
Next time he will say its the students responsibility.
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-1+68 # hmm 2012-06-27 16:44
hahaha... the blame game has started..
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-2+51 # Ruwan 2012-06-27 16:55
What does SB and Ministry of higher education do?
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-1+35 # Alex 2012-06-27 18:16
Passing the ball
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-2+19 # What? 2012-06-27 22:03
More like passing the buck.
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-1+25 # Nodrog 2012-06-27 18:17
Their thick skins and thicker skulls can absorb enough and more adverse criticism.
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-1+23 # N. Jayasuriya 2012-06-27 19:28
I would not expect any one of them to resign. This is Sri Lanka. Jaya
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-1+21 # Ravindra 2012-06-27 19:54
Mr. Gamini Samaranayake put the blame on Department Mr. Jayasundara and Mr Pushpakumara and now they say it is the UGC??
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-1+23 # Dalu Banda 2012-06-27 19:56
Amu Kaapu Minissu kattiyak
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-1+17 # Andare 2012-06-27 20:07
Amathithuma illa aswenda nam epa. Thawa awurudu 20k withara puluwan.
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-1+23 # nipuna 2012-06-27 20:13
No one of these cabinet ministers will resign for any reason.
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-1+13 # Gemini 2012-06-27 21:37
Now everything is Ardi hath denage kada haliya wagai.
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-1+20 # ish 2012-06-27 21:38
If others are responsible for everything happening in the country, then why do we need ministers??????
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-1+11 # Lanka Muslim, UK 2012-06-27 22:03
I remember playing the game 'Kawda Hora'. The muddling Ministers and the unfortunate students.
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-1+9 # R.Dias 2012-06-27 22:07
Am I mad or is he mad...? .....Both sir....
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-15+3 # Vaidy 2012-06-27 22:19
No time should be wasted to implement the court verdict admissions should take place without any delay.There is no necessity for ministers to resign who are in no way a hindrance to ascede to court decision .University discards campaign for removal of ministers is to take politicalll advantage and misguide children to resort to terrorisim in the Universities
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-2+8 # rajan 2012-06-27 22:28
මුන් අස් වෙන්නෙ නෑහෑ හොද්ද බොරයී නේ ගු කාගෙන හරි ඉන්දි
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-1+17 # teddybear 2012-06-27 23:26
Resign ? surely this means a promotion, seems as if the more incompatent you are the higher you go !

No one in Gov or state industries ever takes responsibility, whatever happened to the 'buck stops here' Are managers & ministers not responsible for what happens under their watch ? They are in most countries !

The wonder of Asia
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-0+9 # Monti G. 2012-06-28 04:59
Mr Bandula don't try to passes mistake to other,take responsibilty and correct mistake and addmitted,what ever the wrong doing.
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-1+11 # wedige 2012-06-28 07:59
Let's ask both SB and Bandula to have an open debet on TV.
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-0+4 # Ravi 2012-06-28 11:58
Superb idea....
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-0+8 # donhusny 2012-06-28 15:39
ohh the 7500 man....
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