UNP Colombo District Parliamentarian Sujeewa Senasinghe speaking to Daily Mirror online today said that the Minister of Higher Education should resign forthwith due to the fiasco surrounding the Advanced Level results. “In a country that is governed by sound principles the Minister in charge would resign immediately, the Advanced Level exam is a turning point in any child's life and it is the future of these children that the authorities are playing with,” he said.
The Parliamentarian went on to point out that the release of error filled results was not the only instance that authorities had faulted in recent times. “ There have been countless instances where the department has played havoc, the setting of wrong questions in question papers, the non implementation of policy, the policies being out of date are all direct responsibilities of the government,” he said. Senasinghe went on to point out that the country has been pulled back due to the inefficiency and short sightedness in the education system. “The system as a whole is crumbling, with the country having access to advanced technology its laughable that the government continues to put the lives and future of the student at risk with no concern whatsoever.”
Senasinghe went on to point out that the youth would get frustrated and lose confidence in the system. “We witnessed many uprisings by frustrated youth, this is exactly what this country is heading towards due to inefficiency and total disregard of the value for the future of the students would lead to,” he said. (Hafeel Farisz)
Comments - 33
surendran Tuesday, 27 December 2011 04:59 AM
Congratulations Hon. Minister you have done a wonderful job that no ministers would have done under their leadership. You are a great leader.
Students you will have to repeat the examination papers again good luck including my child.
Ranil W Monday, 26 December 2011 02:55 PM
Failures are the pillars of success. Take me as an example
varuna Monday, 26 December 2011 07:12 AM
absolutely correct. immediately
mohammed Monday, 26 December 2011 07:17 AM
If any uprising comes via frustrated students they will be deal with Iron fiest. S.B
ricky Monday, 26 December 2011 07:21 AM
If he has any self respect!
Sam Monday, 26 December 2011 07:22 AM
Agree with Sujeewa. This is due to ignorance of Minister and the others. If they are not willing to resing, they should be fired. This is a huge mistake. They must be punished.
balu Monday, 26 December 2011 07:47 AM
well said sir! minister of education is lacking in education.
ADAHAN Monday, 26 December 2011 07:52 AM
According to the MP's contention not only Education Minister even many other ministers have to be given the marching orders especially inefficient ministries like Petroleum, Disaster Management, Power and Energy, health and Co-operatives.
Rahmathullah Monday, 26 December 2011 07:56 AM
Well said. Parents are worried and the students are frustrated with no alternatives.
roy Monday, 26 December 2011 08:01 AM
It will be the MIRACLE OF Asia if Sri Lankan Education minister resigns over this fault A/L exam results. What is the opinion of Our great educationist Mohan Lal Grero?
Thanks to voter buffaloes !!!
Minister Monday, 26 December 2011 08:22 AM
How can we expect such a resignation with a Minister who is supposed to be well qualified be the Eduction Minister to the whole world!
shan Monday, 26 December 2011 08:52 AM
In case the Minister of Education is removed , he will be given another top post
ranjan Monday, 26 December 2011 09:19 AM
there busy with cae race...
kan Monday, 26 December 2011 09:27 AM
He has not done the mistakes, he is busy with other 'matters'.
Yuri Monday, 26 December 2011 09:26 AM
What do you think, Sri Lanka is not civilized to this type of politico
Aristotle Monday, 26 December 2011 09:29 AM
The whole lot.
ama Monday, 26 December 2011 09:38 AM
Minister of Education should go to pre-school
Sri Minnal Monday, 26 December 2011 09:41 AM
In our Bana Republic no minister resign.
upul Monday, 26 December 2011 09:48 AM
Will give him an embassodor post.
Rathnaweera Monday, 26 December 2011 09:48 AM
Everything in this country has been destroyed now. Law and order, equality before justice, state owned enterprises, stock market, health service, rail road air and sea transport, central bank monetary policy, sports, people's franchise, media and communication, the legislature, public administration, foreign service and now..... examinations. WHAT MOER IS LEFT. Its late, but not too late. Legislators, please do your duty in the best interest of the people and the country.
uvais Monday, 26 December 2011 09:57 AM
first of all we have know, wether education minister has passed advance level.becouse thats much illitrate ministers are in our country.
Sunil Aiya Monday, 26 December 2011 08:52 PM
Dr. M D H Jayawardene - collective responsibility
AK Monday, 26 December 2011 10:12 AM
He is trying to make future leaders through military camps... Actually, he himself is not a leader as leader should be competent enough do his job right ...
Jay Ranaweera Monday, 26 December 2011 10:29 PM
Yes, its AMASING!!!
Viper Perera Monday, 26 December 2011 10:31 AM
Wait and see, he will resign!! What a !!! Name any politician in Sri Lanka who resigned after making mistakes!!!! This land full of stupid idiots will never do this.
Anonymous Monday, 26 December 2011 10:32 AM
Look how much these UNP MPs love our students !
Dass Monday, 26 December 2011 10:50 PM
Which ministry uner this government not failed so far. Defence not failed because of the General.
Dass Monday, 26 December 2011 10:53 PM
and sadly the opposition also is in the verge of destruction.
Anonymous Monday, 26 December 2011 11:11 PM
Amila Monday, 26 December 2011 10:38 AM
I would like to ask from those who voted for this government repeatedly what is your opinion on this matter? Failure is the only result in recent past of this government.
I.V.Edirisinghe Tuesday, 27 December 2011 12:06 AM
Unavoidable consequence of politicisation of SriLankan bureaucracy over the decades after independence.We need different regime model for justice to people
UniDon Monday, 26 December 2011 10:37 AM
This is the ultimate result once you appoint a person like SB as the Minster of HE. Obata Suba Anagathayak!
loku Monday, 26 December 2011 11:24 AM
The bio-datas/CVs of all ministers should be published.
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