Examination centre shifted from Muttur east for student safety
[TamilNet, Tuesday, 16 May 2006, 17:44 GMT]
The Department of Examination Tuesday decided to locate a new centre in the Eachchilampathu Sri Sembaga Maha Vidiyalayam for students from the LTTE held Muttur east villages to sit for the GCE Advanced Level Examination this year. Earlier GCE A/L students had been asked to sit for the examination in the centre usually located in Chenaiyoor Central College in the Muttur east. GCE A/L examination is to commence on May 22 through out the island, sources said.
The decision to locate new centre was taken in response to an appeal made by Mr.K.Thurairatnasingham, Trincomalee district parliamentarian to the Commissioner of Examinations that Chenaiyoor Central College in the Muttur east where the examination centre currently located had been targeted in the three-pronged aerial, ground and sea attack of the State armed forces last month and students still fear of sitting for the examination in this school that at any time state armed forces might launch artillery fire and aerial attack on the Muttur east. To make the students to write examination in a state of peace of mind, a new examination centre should be set up elsewhere, Mr.Thurairatnasingham requested, sources said.
The primary education hall and the laboratory of the Chenaiyoor Central College were damaged in the aerial attack last month, sources said.
Instructed by the Commissioner of Examination, Trincomalee District Co-ordinator of the Department of examination has made necessary arrangement for students of Chenaiyoor Central College, Sampoor Maha Vidiyalayam and Pallikuddiruppu Kalaimagal Hindu College to sit for their examination in Eachchilampathu Sri Sembaga Maha Vidiyalayam instead of Chenaiyoor Central College, education sources said.
Likewise, students of Ilankatihurai Muhathuwaram Tamil School and Eachchilampathu Sri Sembaga Maha Vidiyalayam in the LTTE held territory are also allowed to sit for the examination in Eachchilampathu Sri Sembaga Maha Vidiyalayam instead of Killiveddy Maha Vidiyalayam located in government-controlled territory. However Tamil students who are not displaced from the government-controlled area could sit for the examination in the Killiveddy Maha Vidiyalayam centre. Students displaced from villages in the government controlled territory and sought refuge in the LTTE controlled areas in Muttur east and Eachchilampathu division are also allowed to sit for the examination in Eachchilampathu Sri Sembaga Maha Vidiyalayam, education sources said.
An additional examination centre will be set up in Thoppur Al-Alhambra Maha Vidiyalayam for students in Thoppur village to sit for the GCE A/L examination instead of going to Muttur Central College and Muttur St.Antony MV as the current security situation is not conducive for traveling to Muttur town, sources said.