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Education Minister Bandula Gunawardane said yesterday that he would conduct a special meeting with the relevant officials this morning to identify the reasons for the irregularities in Z-score rankings of students who sat the Advanced Level Examination this time.

Minister Gunawardane who returned to the country yesterday said that he would summon Commissioner General of Examinations Anura Edirisinghe, University Grants Commission Chairman Prof. Gamini Samaranayake and other officials of the ministry.

“There are irregularities in Z-score rankings only. There is no problem with regard to the results,” he said.

However, he said that some elements were trying to make a political issue out of the crisis.

“We will not allow that to happen,” he said.

Meanwhile, principals of some schools in districts such as Anuradhapura, Kurunegala, Vavuniya and Trincomalee complained that they had not received the results sheets as of yesterday.

Even by 3.00pm, they had not received results sheets. (Kelum Bandara)

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  • Nodrog Thursday, 29 December 2011 02:40 AM

    Special meeting to find a scapegoat? Enough reasons for those responsible to resign or be sacked but it will never happen.

    sparks Thursday, 29 December 2011 02:37 AM

    Crooked answer to hide his sheer incompetancy.

    Achari Thursday, 29 December 2011 03:16 AM

    Bandu where were you all these days??????

    Tonto Thursday, 29 December 2011 03:40 AM

    Better have this meeting with some donkeys from the Delft, they will come up with better ideas and suggestions.

    amal Thursday, 29 December 2011 03:40 AM

    He is Joker!

    Tokyo Thursday, 29 December 2011 03:56 AM

    After all there are lot of emty words. You guys messed the lives of millions. can't imagaine how desperate these students are ?

    ajith Thursday, 29 December 2011 04:07 AM

    Why????Wasn't this dammed Z score applied before????
    All who parachuted from UNP are running havoc!!!!

    Aristotle Thursday, 29 December 2011 05:08 AM

    If there is a problem with the Z score rankings, that is a problem with the result. We have not yet started to eat grass like most of you do!

    dils Thursday, 29 December 2011 05:15 AM

    go home minister !!!!!!

    lal Thursday, 29 December 2011 05:30 AM

    Mr.Minister there are problems with results too.Do not try this issue with political issue do the correct all the problems related to this.

    perera Thursday, 29 December 2011 05:58 AM

    not a joker but a sick person or a loon.

    Lanke Banda Thursday, 29 December 2011 06:32 AM

    Z OR X Y Z - Students & Parents are disheartened & the Country has lost faith in the Education Sector.

    shakespeare Thursday, 29 December 2011 02:24 PM

    better late than never.

    nsathees Thursday, 29 December 2011 04:43 PM

    This is a political issue as you minister was appointed as such. The folks doubts ob you could do the jobs well!!

    Dr. D.A.H.Gunaratne Sunday, 01 January 2012 09:18 AM

    No problem refer to A/L results. problem refer to Z score.
    If nr of candidates appeared under old syllabus and new syllabus having separate Need to prepare two Z scores accordingly(for new syllabus and old syllabus). University admissions to be on the base of number of candidates appeared on old syllabus & new syllabus on PRO-RATA basis for each study areas. ie Medicine, Engineering, Commerece


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