The interviews from the second week of February for enrolling new students to the National Colleges of Education
The teaching and learning process in the system of education is strengthened by the class of teachers in the country. At present there are two hundred and thirty two thousand five hundred and fifty five teachers serving in 10,162 government schools in Sri Lanka. But still there is a teacher shortage in some schools and specially a teacher excess in urban schools in our country. The Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam has drawn his attention to this unhealthy situation that has arisen due to the irregular releases and recruitments happened during the previous regime.
Therefore, the steps have been taken at the moment to issue a cabinet paper to make a balanced teacher distribution in all schools. The instructions have been given to enroll the trainees to the Colleges of Education this time, according to the available vacancies and based on the district level merits and divisional secretariat division base.
Accordingly the steps have been taken to call for interviews a threefold number of candidates compared to the number of candidates expected to be enrolled according to the rank of qualifications based on the results of G.C.E. Advanced Level Examination in 2016 following the directions contained in the circular dated 09.09.2016 issued for enrolling new students to the colleges of education in 20016. All the arrangements have been made to start these interviews from the second week of February in the colleges of education at Peradeniya, Mahaweli, Wayamba, Gampaha Siyane, Nittambuwa Sariputta, Aluthgama Darga Town, Ruhunu, Akuressa Nilwala, Bandarawela, Vavunia, Jaffna, Sripada, Ruwanpura, Pulathisipura, Batticoloa and Addalachenai.
It has been scheduled to enroll 4069 candidates this time to 19 Colleges of Education throughout the country to follow 27 courses.