Saturday, September 22, 2012

Academics to boycott A/L evaluation meeting

In spite of Education Minister Bandula Gunawardena’s plan to initiate 2012 A/L evaluation this week, academics today said they will not be attending the evaluators’ meeting scheduled for September 24.

Federation of University Teachers Association (FUTA) President Dr. Nirmal Ranjith Dewasiri speaking to the Daily Mirror said all FUTA members have been instructed to boycott the 2012 A/L evaluation meeting scheduled for September 24 by the Examinations Department.

The 2012 A/L answer script evaluations are facing an unprecedented delay due to the trade union action of academics. The paper marking process was scheduled to commence on September 1.

Meanwhile, he also rejected reports of a fraction of academics giving up the trade union action.

“The government claims nearly 100 academics have left the trade union action and that more are to follow. These figures they release are manipulated and are grossly inaccurate. Our trade union action has not met any such disruption and it will continue with the strength of all academics’ participation,” he added.  (Lakna Paranamanna)

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