Friday, 21 March 2014 - 12:42
HRC requests report regarding scholarship students not being granted admission
The Human Rights Commission has decided to request a report from the Department of Education regarding approximately 2000 students who passed the year 5 scholarship examination not being granted admission to schools of their choice.
Upon inquiry by our news team Dr. Prathiba Mahanamahewa who is a commissioner for the Human Rights Commission stated that an expedient inquiry will also be launched regarding this.
The Lanka Teachers Association states that it has received reports stating that there are approximately 2000 students who passed the year 5 scholarship exam, yet have not been granted admission to any school as well as schools of their choice.
Secretary of the Lanka Teachers Association Joseph Stalin stated that a complaint regarding this was lodged with the Human Rights Commission yesterday and that the Lanka Teachers Association is expecting an expedient solution to the injustice faced by the students.
The Human Rights Commission examined complaints made previously in this regard as well.
Commissioner of the Human Rights Commission Dr. Prathiba Mahanamahewa stated that an expedient inquiry will be launched into the complaint lodged yesterday after taking into consideration the results of the previous inquiries.