The marking of GCE ordinary level examination answer scripts remains disrupted due to teachers not being paid an adequate traveling allowance,
said the Ceylon Teachers’ Union.
Instead of a promised Rs. 2,000 payment, teachers are being paid Rs. 1,450 only, the CTU said in a statement issued by its secretary Joseph Stalin.
Teachers are opposed to the reduction of the traveling allowance from the Rs. 2,000 paid for marking the GCE advanced level exam answer scripts, it said.
An increase through a cabinet paper promised by the education minister following an intervention made by the CTU be made before the commencement of the second phase of the answer-script marking, added the CTU.