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Bar EP Zonal Directors from exam duties

2013 Jul 23

By Aisha Nazim

 


The Sri Lanka Educational Administrative Services Union (SLEASU) has demanded that the Commissioner General of Examinations bars several Zonal Directors of Education of the Eastern Province who are reportedly conducting private tuition classes for GCE A/L students, from being involved in examination duties.

 

 

The SLEASU has raised concerns that should the aforementioned Zonal Directors be allowed to be present in the examination halls, there is a risk of A/L question papers leaking out.

 

 

SLEASU General Secretary for the Eastern Province, M. Mukthar, speaking to Ceylon Today, said the zonal directors are SLEAS Class One Officers, and what they have done is against the rules and regulations set by the Ministry of Education and the Department of Examinations. "Many SLEAS officers are conducting private tuition classes for GCE A/L students and that's against the rules and regulations. In addition, the Ministry of Education handed out CDs with study guides for 10 subjects for A/L students to be used in schools. However, these officials are selling the CDs to private tuition masters at Rs 500 each," Mukthar said.

 

 

He alleged that the Ampara District Zonal Education Directors had released the CDs to private tutories, while the Ministry of Education had specifically said the CDs were to be used for the benefit of students in schools itself. "This is a serious violation of exam rules. We have informed the Commissioner General of Examinations about this issue, via telephone and fax. We urge him to bar these SLEAS officers from being engaged in exam duties as they have vested interests and will not be able to perform such duties fairly and impartially," he added.

 

 

Ceylon Today made many attempts to contact the Commissioner General of Examinations, W.M.N.J. Pushpakumara, but he was unavailable for comment.

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