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Decision taken to award free marks for Science paper in question

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Colombo, May 15 (Daily Mirror) - In response to complaints received regarding questions 09 and 39 of the GCE (O/L) Science Paper 1, the Examinations Commissioner General has announced a decision to award two free marks to all candidates who attempted these questions. 

This decision comes after careful consideration of the concerns raised by students and educators alike regarding the clarity and fairness of these particular questions.


  Comments - 7

  • LK Wednesday, 15 May 2024 04:29 PM

    It is the utter failure of the Examination Department. It is outdated and it needs to know how to conduct exams in this modern age ... First of all, take care before you make mistakes. do not play with the lives of students. organize all exam works. for instance, you should properly allocate examination dates and time to help students sit for their examinations: let them do easy subjects in the first weeks of examination periods so that they will build up their confidence, and get rid of examination fear: Make easy subject such as Buddhism, Hinduism, Christianity, Islam, or any other easy subjects in the early days of examination periods so that they can get rid of fear. ... make difficult subjects in the middle weeks of examination. Make sure the examination hall is calm and peaceful. sometimes a lot of noise comes: If any students fail to attend to examination due to sickness or death in the family. or for any reason, do not spoil their future. have alternative days

    Be fair Wednesday, 15 May 2024 05:02 PM

    everything's free here

    Cisco Wednesday, 15 May 2024 05:43 PM

    Presume this is in MCQ paper. Although student not attempted marks should be given. If it is a essay question this decision is acceptable.

    Rip Winkle Wednesday, 15 May 2024 08:31 PM

    Present minister of education has always been nothing more than a noisy, empty shell.

    Dan Akroid Wednesday, 15 May 2024 09:57 PM

    Looking at this from an expatriate's perception, I haven't come across any other country where those persons are are supposed to be 100% responsible for the children's education and their future cannot prepare O/L science paper properly. If it were the correct approach, those responsible should be sacked and blacklisted to never again work in such positions of authority. These may look trivial to some but like I said from an international perspective this is very serious for a country's development.

    It’s a Acceptable Scenario In SL Thursday, 16 May 2024 03:50 AM

    @Dan Akroid - that’s why you can see and gauge the mentality and standards of most politicians in SL. It all starts the way they are brought up by their parents, school system and later in their first job.

    BanduXX Thursday, 16 May 2024 11:45 AM

    With all the big talk of Ranil and Premajayantha, we cannot conduct a simple exam without mess up. They are passing bills and laws left and right but cannot ensure safety of exam papers.


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