Docs find MOE indifferent to their children’s needs

... charge 60% admissions to popular schools done on forged documents

by Don Asoka Wijewardena

Out of a two-million student population in Sri Lanka around 60 per cent had been admitted to schools on the basis of falsified documents, the Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) said yesterday.

GMOA Transfer Board Coordinator and General Committee member Dr. Kapila Mallawaarchchi told a media briefing that he had documentary evidence that most leading schools in Sri Lanka had acted in violation of the criteria stipulated by the Education Ministry. Businessmen, civil servants and other professionals were buying houses in the vicinity of popular and leading schools in order to get their children admitted to them Dr. Mallawaarachchi said.

As a result, professionals could not get thier children admitted to those schools, he said, noting that the GMOA was aware that many doctors had decided to leave the country due to the indifferent attitude of Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam to the quota system given to doctors’ children.

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