Lanka Teacher Services Union (LTSU) has challenged the Minister of Education Bandula Gunawardene that they are prepared to prove that questions in papers i and ii of the Economic question paper for GCE A/L examination have blunders and would be prepared to have a debate on this on any TV channel the Minister names. This was stated by the General Secretary of LTSU Mahinda Jayasinghe at a press briefing held today (21st).
In a programme telecast by a TV channel Minister Bandula Gunawardene had stated there were no mistakes in the Economic paper held on 05.08.2014 and if anyone could prove there were mistakes he would resign from the post of minister of education.
Mr. Mahinda Jayasinghe said questions 23,25,28,29 and 38 of the question paper have mistakes. Mr. Jayasinghe said Minister Bandula Gunawardene who speaks about human life in nine words out of the ten he speaks is playing with the lives of hundreds of thousands of children who sit the A/L examination which is a turning point in their lives and the only way to enter universities.
He asked the Minister and the government not to play with the children’s lives but to do justice to the students who have been handicapped due to the mistakes of the ministry.
Mr. Jayasinghe said without looking at the finger that points at the moon the Minister should act in a responsible manner and should stop destroying free education.