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Monday, 25 June 2012 - 18:43
Minister of education defends A/L results - says issues persist in Z score system; Ministers of Education & Higher Education called to resign; Re-corrected results of GCE A/L to be released tomorrow
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The supreme court today ordered the university grants commission

to declare void the Z score results of last years GCE advanced level examination.

Acciordinly Court ordered that the Z score results of the Old Syllabus & New syllabus be calculated separately and be re-issued.

The Teacher Service Union as well as several students who sat last years GCE Advance Level examination filed a petition before the Supreme courts citing a

gross violation of students rights during the issuance of Z score results.

A three judge bench comprising of Chief Justice Dr. Shirani Bandaranayeke

issued the verdict today taking into consideration the facts presented there in.

Figures state that 39,624 student applicants were present during last years GCE Advance Level Examinations.

However, concurrent to Supreme Courts verdict the United National Party has called on the Minister of Higher Education to step-down.

Issuing a release the party pointed out that it had called for the individual assessment of Z score results for last years GCE advanced level examinations based on the new and old syllabuses.

Accordingly the party expressed its satisfaction regarding the Supreme Court verdict.

In it's release the UNP queried the government regarding the solutions it hopes to provide for the issues prevalent in the countries education sector.

Moreover issuing separate media releases the Lanka Teacher Services Union as well as the Socialist Students Union called on the Minister of Education & Higher Education to resign in the face of erroneous results being issued.

Meanwhile the Inter University Students Federation convening a media briefing in Colombo today expressed views concerning the flawed Z score results.

Convenor of the Federation Sanjeewa Bandara stated that this particular instance served as a fine example for the negligence prevalent in the education sector.

However against this backdrop Minister of Education Bandula Gunawardhana

stated that the supreme courts decision personified the accuracy of results provided by the department of examination.

The minister attributed the error to the Z score formula which had been jointly prepared by the university Grant's commission & the ministry of higher education.

Speaking to our news team the minister noted that the re-corrected results would

be issued commencing tomorrow.

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