Tuesday, 12 August 2014 - 20:00
Economics question paper this year is the best; Reveals Minister Bandula.
Education Minister Bandula Gunawardana said scholars introduced this year’s Advanced Level Economic Question Paper as one of the best in recent times.
The Minister was handing over the letters of appoint to members of religious advisory board held today at his ministry.
Various criticism have been made against the preparation of this year’s Advanced Level Economic Question Paper after Ruhuna and Peradeniya university lecturers of Economics pointed out several flaws in it.
39 lecturers including those pointed out the flaws this time complained the preparation of Economics Question Paper this year was tasked on the Management Faculty for the first time in its history.
They wrote to the Examination Commissioner General on this matter after three experts including Senior Professor Dani Atapattu were removed from the question paper making panel.
The three economic scholars were engaged in A/Level question paper preparation for a long time before they were removed from the job this year.
In addition, Teacher Associations also stated there are flaws in the same question paper this time.
Consequently the President directed Education Minister Bandula Gunawardana this week to provide him a detailed report over the issue.
The Minister said the Examination Commissioner is vested with powers to make changes of question paper preparation boards under certain situation even if without educating the subject minister.