Over 51 per cent students fail GCE (O/L)

  • 14 May 2007 04:26:15 GMT

    [The geometry question of the mathematics paper is compulsory. But, 90 per cent of students failed to answer that. The reason is that teachers, and even educational directors did not know their geometry. At present teachers who are passing out from the Colleges of Education are teaching Mathematics in most schools. They don`t know geometry.]

    That tells it all. If educational directors and Mathematics teachers DON`T know geometry, how can any one expect the students to answer questions? What is true of Mathematics must also be true of other subjects and that is why such poor performance at O/L. Don`t blame the students. Blame the system.

  • 14 May 2007 04:48:27 GMT

    [not a single student in nine schools in Colombo had qualified for the G. C. E. Advanced Level. The situation was similar in three schools in Homagama, three in Jayewardenepura, 12 schools in Galle, seven schools in Ambalangoda, 13 schools in Ratnapura educational zones and 40 Pirivena institutions countrywide.

    English remained the most difficult subject for students.]

    Mahinda Chintanaya:

    `Leave school and become a politician.

    You may even become a Minister.`

    Of course some people might blame Ranil`s CFA for this too!!

  • 14 May 2007 05:07:07 GMT

    [Of them about 4128 were from Colombo district, 3,564 from the Central province, 3,404 from the Southern province, 2,668 from the Sabaragamuwa province, 2,277 form the Uva province, 2,056 from the North Central province, 2039 from the North Western province, 773 from the Eastern province and 704 from the Northern Province]

    Having moved out from the south, most southerners live in Colombo and Central provice; e.g. MR and his family. Therefore, 4,128, 3,564 and 3,404 are all southerners.

    In sharp contrast, you will see east and north have done well. Does that mean that those with brains live in those provinces???

    Now that we have a government made up of such brainless southerners, just imagine the consequences.

  • 14 May 2007 05:11:41 GMT

    Raigamakolla is prejudiced against southerners - typical Tamil mentality. Why don`t you come out of the `closet` and reveal that you are a Tamil? That way you won`t get picked on by countless people.

    If a student can`t pass his O levels, what`s the point of encouraging him to redo it? The O level exam is the hard to ace for a 16 year old, but definetly easy enough to pass.

  • 14 May 2007 07:32:06 GMT

    [Over 51 per cent students fail GCE (O/L) ]

    Dont worry, anyway after few years many of them will become LNP members.


  • 14 May 2007 07:45:21 GMT


    LNP memebers or Cabinet & non-cabinet Ministers???

  • 14 May 2007 09:48:15 GMT

    [21, 813 candidates had failed to secure a single pass.]

    It was the examiner`s fault, if the examiners had asked about Mahinda chintanaya most of the candidates would have passed at least one subject.

    Shame on Examiners.

  • 14 May 2007 11:20:27 GMT

    In the North and East army occupation and displacemnent of civilians distrupted the teaching and family fabric leaving the children at the mercy of the soldiers or relatives with whom they are forced to seek shelter.

    The District that used to lead the leaque table in the educational achievement are pushhed to the bottom. Unless the army is withdrawn from civilian areas there is no peace or a normalcy for children to attend schools and study with peace of mind.

  • 14 May 2007 13:13:24 GMT

    [Over 51 per cent students fail GCE (O/L) ]

    This shows why MR got only 51% votes.

    We are a nation who boast that we have a `literacy rate` above 98%.

    If you can sign you name in a paper you are `literate` as per SL standard.

    Our literacy rate should measured % of passed in O/L.

  • 14 May 2007 13:33:08 GMT

    [Mr. Edirisinghe said about 21, 813 candidates had failed to secure a single pass]

    These 21, 813 candidates should have done it with some effort. With MCQs it is very difficult to do this.