Bandula calls for probe into cut-off marks
Trade Minister Bandula Gunawardena, wrote to Education Minister G.L. Peiris, yesterday (21), requesting a probe into how the cut-off marks of the Grade 5 Scholarship Examination were calculated.
The Minister pointed out that it is difficult to determine on what basis the cut-off marks have been calculated and this depends on the arbitrary decisions made within the strong bureaucracy operative within the Education Ministry. “This has been a recurrent problem over the past couple of years as well,” he said.
He requested that a special committee be appointed to look into this matter.