Saturday, 12 September 2015 - 13:56
Sri Pada is located in Sabaragamuwa or Central Province? Teachers who dependent on Internet get it wrong
Dean of Colombo University’s Sri Pali campus Doctor Tuder Weerasinghe stated that recognized sources should be studied when preparing students for examinations.
He stated this while responding to an inquiry made by our news team with regard to a question referring to the location of Sri Pada included in the Grade 5 Scholarship exam.
Ceylon Teachers Union stated that the students and the teachers have faced a difficulty due to a problematic question appearing on this year’s Grade 5 scholarship exam.
However, according to the records of the Department of Survey, even though Sri Pada belong to the Sabaragamu province, according to Google Maps Sri Pada is situated in the Central Province.
However, the corrections of the Grade 5 scholarship exam commenced on the 9th of this month.
Accordingly the Ceylon Teacher’s Union stated that teachers who participated in the paper correction faced difficulties due to this reason.
However, Commissioner General of Examinations W.M.N.J. Pushpakumara, stated that this was a measure taken for the benefit of the students.
He also stated that the Department of Examination and the Department of Survey have confirmed that the correct answer is Sabaragamuwa province, however, since certain teachers have taught the students based on Google maps, they have decided to give marks to both answers.