UNP Hambantota District MP Sajith Premadasa stated that the government’s decision to abolish the Grade 5 scholarship examination from the year 2016 will affect the bright children from the rural areas. And the doors of popular schools would be closed for the poor children in the rural areas through this move.

And he feather stated that the no educationist or psychiatrist had ever said that children suffer from stress when they prepare for an examination. And he mention that Late C.WW. Kannangara introduced the free education system to get rid of discrimination among the elite class and rural class children. This enabled those who were in the rural areas to emerge as professionals such as district secretaries, doctors, and engineers. But the scrapping of the Grade 5 scholarship exams would prevent such a situation in the future.

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