|President instructs relief to students affected by Z score
|Wednesday, July 25 , 2012 - 6.45 GMT
President Mahinda Rajapaksa has instructed Higher Education Minister to offer maximum relief to the students who may have been subjected to injustice due to the Z score issue, by facilitating more admission to the universities.
The President has ordered the minister to provide him with details of how many such students could be accommodated in a single university and the number of students who could be admitted to all the universities.
Minister Dissanayake said the university intake will be increased as a solution to the Z score issue.
The minister said the Department of Examinations has already given an opportunity to these students to reapply for the AL examination and those who fail to gain university admission this time would be afforded an opportunity to gain university entrance through a special Cabinet paper.
The government and the Higher Education Ministry are making every possible effort to offer maximum relief to students who may have been subjected to injustice due to the Z score issue and the necessary guidance and funds are provided by the President. The Z score issued by the Ministry was annulled by the Supreme Court and the new Z score marks were released on the directive of the Supreme Court.