Friday, February 15, 2013

Sri Lanka University Entrance Exam Issue (2012 A/L Issue)

Sri Lanka University Entrance Exam Issue (2012 A/L Issue)
Problems have arisen over the results of Sri Lanka’s university entrance examination for the second consecutive year. Student unions and political parties are complaining of irregularities and inconsistent figures in the just-released 2012 results, in a new fiasco that they say is jeopardising the credibility of the exam system.

The influential Inter University Student Federation (IUSF) said it had found enough examples to prove inaccuracies in the results, in the standardised score known as the ‘Z-score’ and in student rankings.

IUSF Convener Sanjeewa Bandara said that there was an abnormal increase in the number of students who had obtained three ‘A’ passes in the commerce stream, yet many could not get into university, in part because there were not enough places.

According to results released in recent weeks, 6,471 students obtained ‘A’ passes in all three subjects required in the commerce stream. But only about 5,000 candidates from that stream will be able to gain university places.

Full Story - UniversityWorld News