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Teachers Lodge Complaint With HRC

The Ceylon Teachers’ Union has lodged a complaint with the Human Rights Commission (HRC) about the discriminations done by the Education Ministry to the students who passed the scholarship examination in 2013 when the ministry providing schools for the students.

In the complaint, the union has held the Secretary of the Education Ministry and all the principals of the popular schools responsible for the discriminations. Commissioner at the Human Rights Commission Dr. Prathiba Mahanamahewa said the HRC has so far received two complaints related to the grade 5 scholarship examination.

He added, “One complaint was lodged sometimes back regarding the results being released on the World Children Rights Day and about the standards of the paper. We have already consulted 35 top educationalists in the country in this regard.”

He added that the educationalists strongly recommended the need to change the curriculum and to have one question paper to test students’ knowledge instead of having two papers. He added that the commission is now preparing the report incorporating the views of the educationalists and it is to come out soon.

He further added that the commission recently received another complaint from a teachers’ union about the abolition of the scholarship examination.

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