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The Inter-University Student Federation (IUSF) said today that the Anuradhapura Post Office had earned more than Rs.200,000 on Tuesday (3) owing to the large number of youth who had applied for the Advanced Level Exam re-corrections.

IUSF Convener Sanjeewa Bandara said that 70% of the 300,000 students who had sat for the exam had applied for re-correction.

“If so many students had applied for re-correction, it means that a majority of youth do not accept the results released by the Examinations Department,” Bandara said.

He alleged that the government was using the controversy surrounding the errors in the Advanced Level result to its advantage by collecting more funds from the people for the re-correction applications.

“Thousands of students throughout the country are in the process of applying for re-correction. If one post office had earned such big revenue, then imagine the large number of funds collected throughout the country,” he said.

Commenting on Minister Dullas Alahapperuma’s recent statements that the fault lies with three data entry operators, who had failed to enter the correct information, Bandara said the government was trying to put the blame on another party without taking responsibility for the blunders.

“The Education Ministry will not take responsibility for the mistakes and are yet to explain to the public on what basis the Z-score formula was calculated. The people are still left in the dark. We challenge the government on this issue and will continue to protests against this until the authorities settle this issue,” he said. (Olindhi Jayasundere)

  Comments - 12

  • Bhagye Thursday, 05 January 2012 02:52 PM

    A minisu atha katha karane rate anagathe wenuwen. a minisuwath nathnam rate nidahas adyapanaya nathi welama yanawa.
    a/l exam eke api asadaranayakata lak una. thamunta aka therene nathi unata a minisu pali nehe. nodana awata katagahane nathuwa katawahagena ina.

    lankasantha Thursday, 05 January 2012 02:58 PM

    Very soon year 5 students too going to come to the street regarding their scholarship examinations.

    Charana Thursday, 05 January 2012 02:55 PM

    the students who got good results have been humilited by these people

    kondebendapucheena Thursday, 05 January 2012 03:08 PM

    IUSF is disgrace to entire University system

    MI Thursday, 05 January 2012 03:08 PM

    Lets bring whole country in to the street

    Lanka Thursday, 05 January 2012 03:11 PM

    Really, I thought examination department messed up everything. Not IUSF. Get a life Esala!

    # samdhi Thursday, 05 January 2012 05:05 PM

    I agree fully with Lanka & Bhagya. Konde bendapu cheena you lack insights brother. Sorry to hear this. Seems you don't see the underline issue first.

    Lasantha Pethiyagoda Thursday, 05 January 2012 05:33 PM

    If the data entry operators are taking the fall for the big wigs to escape, and if most students have become unsure of their true results as a result of a bungle, then it would seem unconscionable for any party to make money out of this pathetic situation. As the Sinhala saying goes, it is akin to fishing in muddied waters, where incidentally the muddying was done by none other than one extension of those who stood to gain by the fallout (one arm of the administration). I would suggest that the postal authorities do not charge for this facility this time, so that whatever injustice that occurred is not compounded as a result. (ie like in the case of the man who had fallen off a tree being gored by a bull)

    g.k.boy Thursday, 05 January 2012 06:04 PM

    This is not a big problem. Send "D" to all children.All will be happy. Thereafter all "A" to all children. All will be happy.

    Bhagye Friday, 06 January 2012 05:15 AM

    Why everyone going against us. we are helpless. even some people can't understand our problem.

    # # samdh Friday, 06 January 2012 05:26 AM

    Students should stand up for everything. Not only for Education. In many countries students determine the government & they change governments as they are a set of intellectuals who can logically see the right & wrong.

    Esala Thursday, 05 January 2012 02:13 PM

    All universities are having trouble because of IUSF. Now trying distroy schools also.

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