Z- score fiasco still not resolved, students stranded - GayanthaJuly 10, 2012, 7:14 am
by Zacki Jabbar
The Z-score fiasco had still not been resolved with those who had passed the last GCE Advanced Level Examination yet to be informed of their future prospects, UNP MP Gayantha Karunathillake said yesterday.
Addressing a press conference in Colombo, he said that students who had made the grade were unable to submit their applications for higher studies to the relevant authority in time, since the official procedures were yet to be finalized.
The mix up in evaluating answer papers, had affected the youth psychologically and there could be serious repercussions as a result, Karunathillake observed.
University professors were protesting against the hapzard manner in which the education system was being run, the MP said adding that both the Education and Higher Education Ministers should resign without making ludicrous remarks on a serious issue that concerned the younger generation’s future.
Karunathillake, said that the government at the last Presidential and Parliamentary elections pledged to provide all graduates with jobs by the end of 2011, but it was yet to be implemented.
The excuse being given was shortage of funds, but there was enough money for the President and his ministers to globe trot, he noted.
The MP said that a small number of graduates had been provided with employment, based purely on political considerations.
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