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Wednesday, 25 July 2012 - 12:51
President requests for report on Z Score issue. Protests continue islandwide.
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President Mahinda Rajapakse has informed Higher Education Minister S B Dissanayaka to provide a comprehensive report on the Z score calculations of the last GCE A/L examinations immediately.

Allegations were levelled against the usage of a common calculation method for students who sat the exam under the old and new syllabus.

Subsequently the Supreme Court ordered for the old and new syllabus z scores to be re-calculated separately based on a petition filed by a group of students and the Lanka Teacher’s Association.

The re-calculated z scores were issued last Sunday but have also raised many questions.

President Mahinda Rajapakse has called for the immediate report owing to this.

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