AL results of 80 students withheld

The Advanced Level Examination results of 80 students have been temporarily withheld, Commissioner General of Examinations W.M.N.J. Pushpakumara said.

He said the results of students who sat for the exam fraudulently from districts other than their own have been withheld following preliminary investigations by the Education Ministry.

These students whose results have been withheld had sat for the Examination from the Central, North Western and North Central Provinces, Pushpakumara said.He told the Daily News that this was the first time results have been withheld for cheating by sitting for the exam from another district.

“We will decide what final action is to be taken after a full inquiry. Till then their results have been withheld,” he said.

Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam revealed in August that 216 students had fraudulently sat for the A-L exam last year from 11 schools in the Nuwara Eliya, Anuradhapura and Puttalam districts.

Out of them 145 students had sat the exam from six schools in Nuwara Eliya, 61 from three schools in Anuradhapura and 10 from two schools in Puttalam. The Commissioner General of Examinations however said the Education Ministry during the preliminary inquiries had decided to release the results of some of the students who provided valid reasons for the change in district.

The misuse of quota for the underprivileged districts, which came to light recently, had been an exam mal-practice that had been continuing for some years. 


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A very good move indeed. Please ensure that the results of these students who cheated should be declared null and void as a deterrent to the future fraudsters and as a concession they should be given the chance to sit again from their correct school and district. Examination Departmet please ensure that this will not happen in 2017 as it will be most unfair by the honest students who sit from underprivilaged districts as they come from poor back grounds and have undergone much hardships . From now itself an eagle's eye should be established in Anuradhapura, Nuwara Eliya and other districts and ensure that the GRama Sevaka, Principle and others involved should be closely watched as they are the main culprits to allow such malpractices by accepting bribes from rich student from Colombo. Please bring in a rule where the students lists from all A/L classes from Colombo and elsewhere are submitted as at 1st January and also student lists from existing under privilaged districts so that cheating cant take place. Also educate the students and parents too to keep a watchful eye on imposters in their respective schools from now itself so that cheaters have no place in 2017.

Excellent move to curb cheating and hacking at the school level. Must tell all citizens to report cheating and bribery. These get into university and street march and stop all others who want to complete campus study. They don't want to do jobs and build nation, but only a mythical utopia to be fed by the state. Others have to work to feed these corrupt ones. Thank you officials for exposing more corruption, and move to dismantle satyagraha tents and forbid unnecessary strikes stopping studies.

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