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UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe said the introduction of the Z-score system is the main cause for the present debacle in the education sector.

“The reason for this mess is the Z- score system and if not for the introduction of this system there will be no such crisis in the education sector. We have to see why this was introduced in the first place and abolish it if there is such a possibility,” he said.

At a meeting at the Mayor’s residence with students who were affected by the recent fiasco he said it was the government, which had to be blamed for the plight of the students. The meeting was attended by UNP parliamentarian and Youth Wing Chairman Ruwan Wijewardena and Kurunegala District MP Akila Kariyawasam.

“The Rajapaksa government has clearly done to education what Kalinga Maga did to raja rata, they have completely ruined the whole system and it’s in tatters now,” he said.

Mr. Wijeywardena said the students had faced many hardships due to the shortsightedness of the officials.

“Many students have toiled hard to study with the hope of entering university, but all their hopes and dreams have been dashed because of this muddle. We urge all those responsible to ensure that no student is penalized for the fault of others,”

The Leader of the Opposition assured students present that the UNP would take all possible steps to ensure that no student faces injustice.( By Yohan Perera and Hafeel Farisz)



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  • Trevor Wednesday, 01 August 2012 02:42 PM

    Why don't you abolish the UNP constitution and dissolve the WC? You are also responsible for the downturn of the country.

    Dunya Friday, 03 August 2012 05:22 AM

    UNP ers must abolish Ranil.

    upul Thursday, 02 August 2012 01:34 PM

    Opposition is also equally responsible in a democratic country. He cannot escape. He can apply Z- socre for the defeated elections also.

    upul Thursday, 02 August 2012 01:31 PM

    Ranil can Ask P= MF Newtons law .

    Game Over Thursday, 02 August 2012 11:36 AM

    The only score he can have for himself and the party is to step down and not make Stupid comments about everything. The issue is with the exam and not the method.

    das Thursday, 02 August 2012 06:45 AM

    True. Up until now I thought Mr RW was an educated and intelligent person who did not get elected because he could not win the hearts of our uneducated village idiots. But after this remark I am not so sure.

    das Thursday, 02 August 2012 06:58 AM

    Quite true. You have identified the problem. Its a good system but incorrectly applied by incompetents.

    Professor Thursday, 02 August 2012 05:06 AM

    There isn't anything wrong with the z-core method. It has been functioning well since there was a syllabus change in 2001. The problem is it was not calculated for the two syllabi for 2011 A/L separately as in 2001. Now the error has been rectified and we are waiting for the cut off marks to be released for the entrance to the state universities.

    Lasitha Wednesday, 01 August 2012 11:53 PM

    It is not the issue with Z score, the issue is with the implementation.
    Z-score was first introduced in early 2000's to compensate students when several subject marks add up to select to the universities.

    lk Wednesday, 01 August 2012 04:23 PM

    the Z-SCORE was there during your government in 2002 as well, cant you remember?? dont try to blame a scientific method, just because u dont understand it!

    Yehiya Wednesday, 01 August 2012 09:33 AM

    Where you stand. The mistake is two examination for university entry. you came to this stand.

    sack Wednesday, 01 August 2012 11:17 AM

    yeah yeah lets change the pillow..

    P.L.J.B.Palipana Wednesday, 01 August 2012 10:29 AM

    Thanks Hon.Ranil Wickramasinghe.

    Bawa Wednesday, 01 August 2012 10:03 AM

    You can demand Highre education minister must resign, but Z score is the best methedology for university selection

    Bandare Wednesday, 01 August 2012 10:07 AM

    Z-score is the best system to select students to the unis. The person who introduced the z-score system should have been in the initial committee.

    weha Wednesday, 01 August 2012 10:06 AM

    the z score is the most accurate system up to now. sorry to see most people don't see that. the issue was comparing 2 exams which had 2 difficulty levels. the problem was with the calculations not the z score method

    Jagath Leanage Wednesday, 01 August 2012 09:48 AM

    Are you mad Mr.Wickremasinghe? Z score is the best system to select students into the Universities. Present administration messed intake. Adminisration should have interlectuals to overcome issue. (People like University lecturers, Mathematicians, Staticticians etc., and not S.B.)

    mike Wednesday, 01 August 2012 09:42 AM

    "Well said and done Sir",I don't have a favourite party,but admire the words worth hearing from a person who was in the university.

    wipula Wednesday, 01 August 2012 09:37 AM

    It 's good what you say but come out from media briefing and do some thing practical.

    atula Wednesday, 01 August 2012 09:23 AM

    Ranil why not request Duck worth-Lewis Method with Z score muddle


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