Sri Lanka government urged not to charge for A/Level re-correction

Jan 02, Colombo: A trade union affiliated to the education sector in Sri Lanka has condemned the government’s move to charge students to re-correct the 2011 GCE Advanced Level examination papers.

The Ceylon Teachers Union (CTU) has criticized the charging of monies to re-correct the A/Level papers when the government had messed up the results forcing a majority of the children to seek re-correction of their examination paper.

The CTU notes that a student is to be charged Rs. 250 for the re-correction of one A/Level examination paper.

Therefore a student wishing to get all four examination papers re-corrected would have to pay Rs. 1,000.

According to the CTU, the government should conduct the re-correction of A/Level examination paper free of charge since it is the authorities who created the mess with the results.

The government called on students to apply for re-correction on December 29th and the applications are to be accepted till the end of this week.

However, the authorities say the mess-up in the district and island rankings was due to a computer error. The results and the z-scores are accurate and they would not be changed.

The parents and students say there are more discrepancies in the results than the mess in rankings and demand re-correction of the examination papers and release new results.

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