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The Examinations Commissioner W. M. J. Pushpakumara today vowed to do justice to the 2012 GCE A/L candidates and said none of them would be made to suffer with regard to the errors in several question papers.

“A/L question papers have contained errors even in previous years but it had not caused any concern because the media had not highlighted them. Whenever the papers have contained errors, the Examination Department has ensured justice is done to the candidates,” Commissioner Pushpakumara added.

Meanwhile, the errors in the 2012 A/L questions papers keep increasing with the most recent being the amendment in this morning’s Physics Paper II. (Lakna Paranamanna)

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  • Don Monday, 13 August 2012 12:13 PM

    why didnt this happen 17 years ago? i could have blamed it on the maths paper!

    shanthi Wednesday, 15 August 2012 05:20 AM

    what is happening in our education system ?? to whom to tell ?? GOD please help us.

    Academic Tuesday, 14 August 2012 11:19 AM

    The students have already suffered due to errors in the new syllabus Combined Maths Papers I & II and Physics Paper II. There isn't anything more to vow to do justice. The A/L candidates have toiled hard for 2 years and 7 months to face the exam. It is the duty of the examinations Dept to ensure that error free exam papers are given to the candidates at this very competitive exam.

    Sad Sri Lankan Tuesday, 14 August 2012 07:11 AM

    & GCE A/L is the exam that determines a students' future in our country ? Our country use to have one of the best education systems ma father use to say. What a shame 7 what a disappointment.

    Arul Tuesday, 14 August 2012 05:32 AM

    We have to ask Chinese to set the all our future A/L Exams

    balu Monday, 13 August 2012 04:27 PM

    This is a failed state in every respect with sub-standard petrol, diesel; erroneous exam papers; under-par performance by ministers and above all, without any accountability to anyone. Welcome to the Kingdom of Sri Lanka.

    Jagath Leanage Monday, 13 August 2012 04:03 PM

    A/Level is not over as yet. More to come. Keep it up UPFA.

    ss Monday, 13 August 2012 03:40 PM

    errors in answers is understandable...But errors in asking questions !??

    CHANDRAPALA Monday, 13 August 2012 03:18 PM

    More errors could be expected not only in the question papers but also in the answer scripts also too because we don't know actually, that who will be deployed by the ministry to mark the answer papers of the A/L since university teacher's strike is still going on.

    indira Monday, 13 August 2012 02:49 PM

    Pushpe, Are you the commissioner. Children, first find out which question is wrong in the papers and just try it. you will earn full marks. Thanks to Stupid leaders in education.
    This is the Miracle they are talking.

    Sarath Monday, 13 August 2012 02:49 PM

    If there are errors in question papers, then there must be errors in marking schemes too. Oh, may be the Exam Dept has not yet thought of marking schemes yet! I suggest Exam Dept to study the exam conducting procedures and paper setting techniques from from a foreign university that conducts OL and AL exams.

    balu Monday, 13 August 2012 02:40 PM

    first time in history an exam is gone wrong

    Rosa Monday, 13 August 2012 12:39 PM

    This is disgusting and unacceptable. Cancel the affected question papers and hold new exam in December. Then we have sufficient time for completion of elections and also resolving the Z-Score issue of previous A/L exam.

    Prasannajit Monday, 13 August 2012 09:41 AM

    Foreign conspiracy

    Calistus Jayatilleke Monday, 13 August 2012 12:21 PM

    This is a failed state in every respect with sub-standard petrol, diesel; erroneous exam papers; under-par performance by ministers and above all, without any accountability to anyone. Welcome to the Kingdom of Sri Lanka.

    DireStraits Monday, 13 August 2012 12:11 PM

    Agree, but the root cause is also the 'poor' who sell their votes and elect these politicians to lead the country in return for a bottle or arrack, lunch packet or a mear smile from one of them. The so called 'poor' have all the power to wake up and mobilize them selves. Go to most of the western world and you will find umpteen numbers of the so called 'poor' who have got their degrees, migrated and building those nations.

    Professor Monday, 13 August 2012 11:22 AM

    The seriousness of errors in the A/L papers 2012 is that all of them occurred in the New syllabus exam papers. There were mistakes in New syllabus Combined Maths Papers 1 & 2 and Physics Paper 2. Combined Maths Paper 1 errors were not even corrected and the students have wasted a considerable amount of time trying to do the sum. The mental agony a student encounters when the answer is not obtained cannot be measured by the number of marks given due to the error. Such an error affects the performance of the whole exam paper in a very competitive exam like A/Ls.

    SADA Monday, 13 August 2012 11:29 AM

    Majority of public sector executive officer's children including (Dept Exam) are not studing in govt schools and also not sitting for O/L or A/L.They study in Private schools and sitting for foreign exams.What a pathetic trauma! This is the undisclosed truth,, the whole truth, nothing but the truth.

    raj Monday, 13 August 2012 11:27 AM

    very poor education given to the poor. The rich study at International schools and get their degrees from foreign universities. Education and good jobs will protected for the rich and poor with no proper education will be deprived of good jobs. This is a conspiracy against the poor!

    Bawa Monday, 13 August 2012 10:58 AM

    very poor education system.

    Jawfer Monday, 13 August 2012 10:13 AM

    None sense, why we pay you all salary from our tax payers money. You should check before release the papers. Take moral responsibilty and resign immediately. Dont say every time execuses from bottom to top.

    incurable Monday, 13 August 2012 10:28 AM

    What a trial and error justice is done.

    neil john Monday, 13 August 2012 10:17 AM

    This not only A/Ls but a a prevailing situation in the country. So many questions without answers because question is a question.

    Lila Monday, 13 August 2012 10:25 AM

    Why are there mistakes in exam papers?? How come it is taken so lightly by the commissioner? His duty should be to ensure error free papers, not blame the media for highlighting the issue!

    Jayantha Monday, 13 August 2012 10:17 AM

    Miracle of Asia

    Nimal Monday, 13 August 2012 10:00 AM

    This scourge seems to be creeping into school exam papers as well. The second term Grade 8 Maths paper at STC was full of errors and apparently incapable of accurate answers thereby confounding even the best of maths students.


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