Written by Staff Writer
18 Dec, 2013 | 12:21 pm
Teacher’s trade unions complain that the cut off marks for certain leading national schools have not been released yet.
The General Secretary of the All Island Teachers’ Association, Joseph Stalin said that as a result talented students will lose opportunities after sitting for a competitive exam.
[quote]This is a very serious matter. They are restricting the right of the students who excelled in the examination.[/quote]
Joseph Stalin further said,
“With the current situation of the cut off marks, what we constantly mentioned was that they have already enrolled students into schools from grade 1 to 5 exceeding its quota. So what they have done is that they have overcrowded these classes by enrolling students into schools in between.”
General Secretary of the Ceylon Teacher Services Union, Mahinda Jayasinghe also spoke in this regard,
[quote]The Grade 5 Scholarship Examination is very important for students in rural schools to gain admission to a leading school. So if such an opportunity is not given to these students it is a very serious problem.[/quote]
When News1st contacted the Secretary to the Ministry of Education, Anura Dissanayake, he said that if there is an issue in the cut off marks, immediate steps will be taken to inquire into the matter.
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