According to media reports, SLMC is in the process of registering 45 candidates, who do not meet the minimum qualifications including seven who failed all three GCE Advanced Level (A/L) subjects, as doctors.
It is reported that out of the 98 doctors who applied for approval, 45 do not meet the minimum qualifications, among the said 45 applicants 7 failed the all three A/L subjects,13 failed at least one A/L subject and 7 have not sat for A/L examination.
It is also reported that 04 others have studied at several universities and some of them are not recognized by the SLMC for awarding a medical degree.
When inquired about this from the Editor of the GMOA, Dr. Haritha Aluthge, he has said that it is a question as to how the SLMC can go beyond the minimum qualifications that have been gazetted and regulated.
He says that when the minimum qualification to be appointed as a management assistant is passing the A/L examination, it is surprising that the same has not been considered for the position of doctor.
The gazetted minimum eligibility criteria stipulates two Credit passes and one Ordinary pass (2 C passes and 1 S pass) for Biology, Chemistry and Physics at A/L examination.