Grad teachers to shun A/L exam marking

By Sachitra Mahendra

Graduate teachers are to boycott the forthcoming Advanced Level Exam paper marking in July despite the Education Minister’s pledge to issue a circular re-introducing the graduate grade system.

Education Minister Susil Premjayantha told The Sunday Times that the Cabinet Paper presented on the matter was approved on May 10, and he would be issuing a circular implementing it in a few weeks time.

“It is therefore unreasonable on the part of the teachers to boycott a duty of this importance, whether the circular is issued or not,” he said.

“The graduate grade system was discontinued in 1999. Since then we have been struggling to get a circular issued to re-implement it. That is why we are going to be stern this time,” a teacher service union spokesperson said.

The graduate grade system was introduced in 1994 to boost the number of graduates in the teacher service. Under the system, graduates were favoured by being promoted three grades out of the ten grades, on initial absorption into the service.

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