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University admissions to be increased-Minister of Higher Education, S.B. Dissanayake Said~

Minister of Higher Education, S.B. Dissanayake~press
SB Dissanayake

Measures would
be taken
to let the students who sat for the GCE A/L examination for the third
time under
the old syllabus to sit for a fourth time,
adding that a cabinet
proposal would be submitted to the house
for approval. The minister Minister of Higher
Education, S.B. Dissanayake was addressing the Cabinet
press
briefing at the ministry auditorium yesterday.(26/july/2012)
The university admissions will be increased to provide
relief
for students affected by the Z score
issue
stemming from last year’s
Advanced Level examination.
He said about
2,000
to 3,000
more students would be offered
university admission this year.
He said the ministry is discussing with Vice Chancellors to find out the availability of rooms
and facilities to expand
this year’s
intake.
The minister said the ministry is obtaining the numbers
of students inconvenienced due to the Z score
issue.

He said the government has already
taken
up the issue
seriously, and it would
take every
measure
to provide
the fairest
solution without causing inconvenience to students.

Minister S B Dissanayake noted the government is bound
to implement the court
order,
adding
that it would
be proceeded with avoiding injustice to any student.

He also noted
that he would
present
a special
cabinet
paper
for approval to allow
the students who sat for the A-L examination for the third
time last year to sit for a fourth
time too.

He observed that those
who criticize the court
verdict
must understand that it is an insult
to the court.
He also said that politically motivated teachers’ unions and student’s movements had contributed to worsen
the Z score
issue
from the earlier
stage.

Cabinet Spokesman and Mass Media
and Information Minister Keheliya Rambukwella, Information Director General Prof
Ariyaratne Athugala and Media
Center
for National Development Director Ariya
Rubasinghe also participated.

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