Archive for July 9th, 2012

Education is at its best when de-linked from forced tests of competence

Monday, July 9th, 2012

R Chandrasoma The recent brouhaha over Z-Scores underlines the fact that at all levels of Sri Lankan society the cherished goal in matters of education is the acquisition of the necessary academic competence to pass examinations. This is, surely, not the same as the genuine learning that truly instills the wherewithal that separates the learned […]

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IN PRAISE OF A ‘TERRORIST ORGANIZATION’

Monday, July 9th, 2012

PROFESSOR ALI SUKHANVER     Sometimes silence becomes a serious crime whether it is on the part of the crushed ones or on the part of those who claim to be the caretakers of the crushed ones. Sometimes a long silence pops up into the form of a disastrous protest and a catastrophic reaction ultimately giving […]

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