Monday, September 2, 2013

Gateway International School Star student denied entry to local University

A star student from Wennappuwa, who obtained four ‘A’s in the Science stream of the London Advanced Level examination, has been denied entry to local universities.
Don Judith Saumya Peries, who studied at Gateway International School, Negombo, topped the results islandwide in the Science medium by obtaining four ‘A’s in the London Advanced Level examination.   
However, the student who dreamt of becoming a doctor had her hopes dashed after local universities turned down her application.
The distraught teenager and her parents have alleged that the right to education of the student had been violated due to her not being admitted to a local university.
The parents, Lakshman Peries and Malkanthi Medagoda, said they are ‘heartbroken’ by the plight of their daughter who was born in Italy.
Saumya had obtained nine ‘A’s including five ‘A’s at the London Ordinary Level exam had opted for the Science medium in the London Advanced Level exam.
Source : CeylonToday