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Thursday, 02 August 2012 - 19:56
Teacher trade unions demand for 6%
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A large number of parents and students affected by the Z- score issue staged a protest march to the University Grants Commission today.

Some 1,500 students and parents from various districts demanded of officials to formulate a solution where as students would be admitted into universities based on former Z score values.

Subsequently students engaged in the protest handed over an epistle to officials at the UGC.

Coordinator for the Students who have been marginalised by the Z score issue  Janath Samaramanna speaking to our news team noted that the UGC had informed them that it was unable to formulate a solution in this regard.

Meanwhile Minister of Small Export Crops Development Reginald Cooray states

that no examination conducted in Sri Lanka or the World over has been conducted in an entirely free and just manner.

The Ministers comments came during a media briefing convened by the SLFP in Colombo today.

Moreover several Teacher Trade Unions convened several media briefings in Colombo today stating that the government's allocations for education were insufficient.

General Secretary of the Ceylon Teachers' Union Joseph Stallin speaking here noted that at least 6% of the countries GDP should be allocated for educational purposes.

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