Corruption alleged in Muslim teacher appointments
The Central Province Muslim Education Circle has called upon the Education Ministry Secretary to immediately stop the appointment of Muslim teachers to plantation sector schools, as it claims there was corruption in making these appointments.
It alleged that the applicants who obtained the highest number of marks in the competitive examination had not been called by the authorities for interviews.
It alleged there was corruption in the entire procedure adopted in regard to the appointments.
The Circle said that the interview board was not composed according to the laid down rules of the Education Ministry.
It called upon the Ministry Secretary to take charge of the mark sheets and the list of appointees and conduct an investigation so that those qualified would be appointed. Protest letters have been forwarded to Central Province Governor Tikiri Kobbekaduwa and to the Director of Education of Muslim Schools at Isurupaya.