The Department of Pre University Education (DPUE) has hastened the process of issuing photocopies of answer scripts to students so that they can apply for revaluation and secure revised marks within the admission deadline.
For the last one week, students and parents have been protesting against errors in the Pre-University exam valuation and tabulation.
According to DPUE officials, the department has received as many as 18,742 applications for photocopy on Sunday. Applications requesting photocopy of total of 37,137 answer scripts have been received by the department, so far. At least 6,538 applicants have applied for revaluation of 10,493 answer scripts and 264 applicants have sought retotalling of 462 answer scripts. By Sunday evening, the department had dispatched 2,937 photocopies to students. Since it was a holiday, the DPUE was engaged in taking photocopies, but could not post the same day.
The photocopies processed on Sunday will be posted to candidates on Monday. At least 60 people, including PU college lecturers and department staff, were involved in the process. In a press release issued on Sunday, the DPUE informed that the last date to apply for retotalling and revaluation was May 30.
After revaluation, if there is a difference of 6 or more marks, the application fee paid by the candidate will be returned by the department, and the revised marks will be updated in the marks card.
Minister for Primary and Secondary Education Kimmane Ratnakar visited the DPUE office and reviewed the situation.