President directs probe into lapses in school test papers
President Mahinda Rajapaksa has directed Education Minister Susil
Premajayantha to conduct investigations at Provincial and Zonal level
into the problems which had cropped up in conducting second term tests
in schools on Zonal basis and submit a report to him.
The Education Ministry said acting on this directive, the Ministry
has already launched investigations at zonal level to look into various
problems which have cropped up. Once information was gathered, a full
report would be formulated for submission to the President.
The Ministry has already appointed a committee chaired by National
Institute of Education Director General Prof. Lal Perera to devise a
foolproof system of conducting term tests.
Once an observation report is submitted by this committee in two
weeks a firm decision would be taken by the Ministry on conducting tests