The Minister of Higher Education states that students who sat the GCE A/L examination for a third time and have been inconvenienced due to the Z score issue, will be able to sit the exam for a fourth time to obtain university entrance.
The minister was speaking at the media briefing held to inform cabinet decisions this morning.
However, the United National Party alleges that although there are several ministers in charge of education matters, the President needs to step in to sort out issues.
UNP National Organizer Daya Gamage expressed these views at a media briefing in Ampara today.
Meanwhile, several protests were held today by students inconvenienced by the new Z Score calculations.
The University Youth Front and the Lanka Teacher Services Association organized one protest outside University Grants Commission this morning.
Some of the students who participated in the protest expressed their views.
Some of the students and representatives of the Lanka Teacher Services Association were allowed to meet with the Chairman of the UGC this afternoon.
Chief Secretary of the LTSA Mahinda Jayasinghe expressed these views after the meeting.
UNP MP Hareen Fernando who also participated in the protest had this to say.
Meanwhile, the Inter University Student Federation also staged a protest today outside the Fort Railway station.