Mar 02, 2021

Grade 5 scholarship cut off marks will not be reduced, says G.L Featured

Despite requests to reduce the cut off marks for leading schools following the Grade 5 scholarship examination, Education Minister Prof. G.L.Peiris said he will not do so as it would cause an injustice to many kids.

He told a press briefing yesterday (01) that the cut off marks are revised every year and therefore, the government does not intend to interfere in changing the marks as it would be an artificial change.

He also said he has no authority as the Minister of Education to change the cut off marks for popular schools.

Parents have been continuously protesting to demand the government to reduce the cut off marks for popular schools.

A protest was held in front of the PM's residence yesterday.