2012 A/L papers had the fewest errors - Bandula
Sept 18, 2012
Education Minister Bandula Gunawardena said yesterday that the 2012 A/L examination had contained the lowest number of errors in examination papers in comparison with previous years, contrary to the rumours being circulated by the teacher trade unions. Speaking at a media briefing at the Education Ministry yesterday, Mr. Gunawardena said minor errors had been noted in every examination paper in the past few years. “The errors were not regarded with such grave concern because they were not highlighted by the media to such an extent,” he said.

However, Examinations Commissioner W. M. J. Pushpakumara speaking at the media briefing yesterday said special measures were being applied by the Examinations Department in order to ensure that the examination papers were free of errors.

“We are currently carrying out an analysis in order to bring a qualitative development to the Examination procedures by initiating special training, planning, management as well as the development of resources and technical knowledge,” he added.

Meanwhile, Mr. Gunawardena said he was planning to write a book, listing all the errors contained in A/L papers in the examinations held so far, along with the measures taken by the chief evaluators to rectify them. “I have already called for the relevant information from the experts and, once all the information is accumulated, I intend to compile the information into a book,” he said.

Source: Daily Mirror - Sri Lanka