Aug 19, Colombo: A trade union affiliated to Sri Lanka's education sector has criticized the government decision to ban tuition classes for Grade 5 scholarship exams until the end of the exam on August 25th.
The Ceylon Teachers' Union (CTU) has stated that ban imposed on tuition classes for Grade 5 scholarship exams is a futile act.
The Union has noted that the decision is aimed at covering the inefficiencies of the Examinations Department.
The Education Ministry has said the decision is aimed at preventing examination papers being leaked to students.
CTU General Secretary Joseph Stalin has told the media that if examination papers are leaked to students before exams it was due to failures on the part of the Examinations Department.
He has said that the Department needs to focus on addressing its shortcomings.
According to Stalin, the decision to ban students from attending tuition classes is a restriction of a student's right to education.