Five A/L examination papers of students who had sat for the examination on Buddhist Civilisation which had gone missing, were discovered on Tuesday (3), the Ceylon Teachers Services Union said yesterday.
The union’s General Secretary Mahinda Jayasinghe said the discovery was made at an Advanced Level results assessment centre at the Embilipitiya Maha Vidyalaya. The second part of the answer scripts which include essay type questions had gone missing while the Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) in part one of the answer scripts were intact.
He said it was found that the students of the aforesaid answer scripts had faired well in the MCQ section but could not pass the Advanced Level exams and was not eligible to further their studies.
“The reason for such a problem to occur is because answer scripts were not collected and distributed at the right time from the examination centres to the assessment and correction centres and due to this failure students have had to suffer,” Jayasinghe said.
“Students and parents have already refused to accept the Advanced Level results. These types of errors will increase their suspicion and distrust over their results and the education system in the country,” he said. (OJ)