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Island wide 200 constructions of the project of ‘the nearest school is the best school’ to be added to the system of education

It has been planned to include in the national education system 200 completed constructions in 200 schools throughout the country that has been built under the nearest school is the best school project implemented under the directions of The Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam. 

These constructions have been made covering all the provinces in the island and it has been scheduled to open a number of constructions including two or three storied classroom buildings, primary learning resource centres, technical colleges of education, administrative buildings, laboratories, auditoriums, dental medical centres, aesthetic units, principals’ and teachers’ quarters in difficult areas, student hostels, technical units, multi-purpose buildings and canteens. Nearly Rs. 3938 million has been spent for these 200 constructions.    

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Strict measures to fill the principal vacancies in national schools without any political interference

The effort made by Lanka Teacher Service Association to mislead the public saying that the present government is avoiding proper appointments to the principal posts in 302 national schools out of the total number of 354 national schools under the ministry of education is thoroughly condemned.

After the present government came into power, The Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam took steps to make necessary appointments to all posts in the ministry of education following a proper procedure without any political interference.

The steps were taken to fill the vacancies in all posts in Sri Lanka Principal Service, Sri Lanka Education Administrative Service and Teacher Educationist Service through relevant competitive examinations and interviews. And the placements and promotions were also done according to the accepted methodologies.

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The Education System of this country must be modernized to be able to face the challenges in the twenty first century – Hon. Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe

Our aim through “Wishwoda” is to create children who overcome the barriers and succeed the world – Hon. Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam 

Hon. Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe says that the education system of this country must be modernized to be able to face the challenges in the twenty first century and for that purpose it is necessary to give priority to the field of Science and Technology. The Prime Minister expressed these ideas yesterday (13) while attending as the chief guest to the function held for handing over the “Wishwoda College” to the ownership of the students at Maguruoya Wtta, Kurunegala.   

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A committee to probe the prejudices said to have been happened when the children were admitted to grade one of the national schools

The Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam instructed the Secretary of the Ministry of Education Mr. Padmasiri Jayamanna today (2019.02.05) to appoint a committee for investigating the complaints received by the Ministry of Education regarding the injustices happened during the grade one admissions of the national schools in 2019.  

Accordingly the Secretary of the Ministry of Education Mr. Padmasiri Jayamanna has appointed a committee of three persons chaired by the Additional Secretary of the Ministry of Education Mr. Hemantha Premathilaka. The other members of the committee are the Directress of School Affairs Mrs. Kamanie Perera and the Senior Assistant Secretary of the Disciplinary Investigations Branch of the Ministry of Education Mrs. Chamani Wickramathilaka. 

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Admission of National Diploma in Teaching course conducted by NCOE based on on (A/L) results in (2016/2017)

According to the gazette issued 25-10-2019 applying online basics for the recruitment of pre -service trainees for National colleges of Education – 2018 based on the G.C.E(A/L) results of the year 2016 and 2017 is compulsory.
However it was informed that many candidates have difficulties to access the online system.
Therefore it is compulsory all candidates (who applied or not with the online system) to submit an application prepared according to the gazette notification on or before 15-02-2019 via registered post.
Ministry of Education will not bear any responsibility of the candidates who are unable to send application via registered post.

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Benefits of ‘Suraksha” Insurance Increased

Approval was granted by the cabinet held recently to implement the ‘Suraksha’ insurance scheme for the year 2019.

Under the guidance of The Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam, the Ministry of Education has taken measures to include new proposals for 2018/19 in such a way that the students get more benefits while the government incur a minimum cost considering the last year experiences of providing ‘Suraksha’ insurance cover.  

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Let’s work with the same objective disregarding the party or colour differences for the uplift of education system

While greeting a very happy new year for all who work in different sections of the Ministry of Education, the Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam requested from them to perform their duties with a unanimous objective to

development the system of education without any party or colour discriminations.

The Minister expressed this today (01) in the morning while participating in the occasion of commencing the duties of the Ministry of Education.

The minister pointed out that the ministry of education must implement the policies and decisions that can yield the specific outcomes and he also emphasized that those things should be performed within a scheduled timeframe.

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The student’s performances in Science, Mathematics, Engineering and Bio-technology streams have gone up according to the results of G.C.E. (A/L) results of 2018

- Rapid increase in the number of students studying Engineering and Bio-technology
- Results also have gone up

According to the results of G.C.E. (A/L) 2018 issued last Friday, it is obvious that the performances of the students following Science, Mathematics, Engineering and Bio-technology streams have increased when it compared with that of 2017.

In 2017, 44,269 students sat for the exam under the Bio-Science subject stream and out of that 25,178 students were qualified for university entrance. The percentage of it was 56.88%.

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The commencement of the first term of schools in 2019

The first term of the government and government approved private schools will start on 02.01.2019. 

 

3. The commencement of the first term of schools in 2019

 

The first term of the government and government approved private schools will start on 02.01.2019.

 

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