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Stern action against the teachers who instigate the children against the transfers - says the minister of education

The Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam says that he considers as his responsibility to take correct decisions for common sake though somebody may dislike it. The minister emphasized that there is no way to satisfy everybody in the educational policy formation just like distributing ice creams and he will dedicate to take bold decisions for the promotion of education system.

The minister expressed these ideas at the Devi Balika Vidyalaya, Colombo while participating as the chief guest in the certificate awarding ceremony to the winners of Children’s Arts Competition of Asia. The minister also explained at this occasion the matters relating to the program of teacher transfers in the national schools done by the ministry of education.

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“Suraksha” for the perpetual protection of our children….

We are now in front of a promising approach. In the history this type of stories were heard very rarely. This kind of a welfare project is launched for the first time not only in Sri Lanka but for the first time in South Asia.

The Ministry of Education under the directions of The Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam has started health insurance scheme covering all school children in the country. The insurer is the Sri Lanka Insurance Cooperation. All school going children of you and us between the ages of 05 to 19 have been covered under this insurance scheme. The insurance is launched under the theme of ‘Let’s Protect Our Children Perpetually”. It has been named as “Suraksha students insurance”.

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Selection of Candidates For Following The Post Graduate Diploma In Education (Internal) full time Course For the Academic Year 2018

The Gazette notification regarding the selection of candidates for following the post Graduate Diploma in Education (internal) –full time course -2018 conducted by the university of Colombo , Peradeniya and Jaffna with the coordination of the National Colleges of Education Branch – Ministry Of Education is scheduled to be published in the Government Gazette of 31st of August 2017.

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The deadline for receiving applications for the scholarship program that will be offered to the gifted children is 06th September.

Calling applications for the scholarship program that has been introduced by the ministry of education according to a concept of the minister of education for the gifted children with special talents in sports, arts and new inventions was started on 31st July 2017 and the receiving of applications will end on 06th of September.

It is expected to provide scholarships under three categories namely the sports, aesthetics activities and new inventions through this program which has been implemented with the aim of creating an innovative generation of children.

The application and more details of this program can be obtained from the web site of www.moe.gov.lk the ministry of education.

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The questions extracted from the second part of the Chemistry paper and included in a handout have not been released before the examination – disclosed in the preliminary police investigations

No need to be perplexed about the credibility of the examination – the Commissioner General of Examinations
It has been revealed at the preliminary police investigations that the several questions extracted from the second part of the Chemistry paper this time and included in a handout distributed by a person said to be a tuition master in Gampaha area, have been released during the examination is in progress. Accordingly it is very clear that the reports published saying that the same question paper has been released before the examination is totally untrue. The Commissioner General of Examinations Mr. W.M.N.J. Pushpakumara says that it is not necessary to be skeptical about the credibility of the question paper.
It is reported that in the morning of the examination day after starting the examination few questions in the question paper had been obtained through a person in the examination hall.

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Recruitment of sports coaches to government schools – 2017

The interviews were held on 28 and 29.08.2017 for the candidates who could not face the interviews since they had to sit for the G.C.E. (A/L) Examination. Therefore the results of those interviews will be published in the official web site of the Ministry of Education (www.moe.gov.lk) on 20.09.2017.

Arrangements will be made to inform by post the results of successful candidates at the interview.

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The money received by the Central Cultural Fund from the selling of entrance tickets to the foreign visitors at Archeological sites is to be allocated to the preservation of temples in the island

The Minister of Education AkilaVirajKariyawasam said that the actions will be taken to provide money credited to the central cultural fund through the income received from the selling of entrance tickets to the foreign visitors at Archeological sites, to the temples with preservation and development requirements. The minister stated this while participating in the inaugural function held at the temple trees with the patronage of the Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe yesterday (15) for the distribution of cheques worth of 400 million rupees to 1000 temples for preservation and development works.

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The Minister of Education summons the officers of Archeology urgently to Colombo

The Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam took steps yesterday to call for to Colombo all executive officers of the Department of Archeology who are working throughout the island in order to discuss several main issues arisen in the field of Archeology. The attention was drawn to several issues including the problems pertaining to the Archeological sites, issues reported in the print and electronic media, the practical problems faced by the officers while in the field and the restructuring of the Department of Archeology at this discussion that was held at the auditorium of the second stage of Sethsiripaya.

The minister had a lengthy discussion about the information reported in the media regarding the Archeological sites and inquired from the officers about the measures taken by them.

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A change in the closing date of the second stage of second school term of Muslim schools…

The Ministry of Education has decided to revise the closing date of the second stage of second school term of all Muslim schools and the opening date of the third term. The allocation of vacation dates for all Muslim schools in the country for the second school term happens in two stages. Accordingly, the vacation had been granted for the first stage of it from 27.05.2017 till 27.06.2017. It had been scheduled to grant vacation for its second stage from (tomorrow) 18.08.2017 till 27.08.2017. But due to the Hajji festival that falls on the 1st of September, a revision of those holidays has been done.

According to this change, the vacation that had been scheduled to be given from tomorrow for the second stage of the second school term of all Muslim schools is cancelled. In lieu of that the ministry of education has decided to grant the vacation from 31.08.2017 till 08.09.2017.

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Calling applications for the “Scholarship Program for the Gifted” introduced for encouraging the students with outstanding talents

Calling applications was started yesterday for the “Scholarship Program for the Gifted” that has been introduced by the ministry of education for encouraging the students with outstanding talents in the fields of sports, arts and new inventions. This is a concept of The Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam and implemented under the budget proposals of 2017. This scholarship program has been implemented with the aim of creating a generation of children with the potential to face the future challenges. It is expected to improve such qualities of the gifted children and to encourage them for maximizing those qualities in order to contribute to the development of the country through this program. These scholarships will be provided under three sections of new inventions, aesthetic activities and sports.

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