The arrangements have been made to restart all government schools from tomorrow (29) that had been closed since 13th of March due to the spread of Covid 19 virus. These measures have been taken to start the second school term in four stages drawing full attention to the health protection of the students under the guidance of The Minister of Education, Sports and Youth Affairs Dallas Alahapperuma. 

Accordingly, the students are not asked to come to the schools in the first stage and only the principals, deputy principals, teachers, non-academic staff and the school management staff are called for duties in all government schools. During the first stage which will last from tomorrow (29) until 5th of July, the academic and non-academic staff headed by the principals have been entrusted with the duties of preplanning activities regarding the continuation of teaching and learning process after calling the students to the schools and also the preparation of health protection facilities such as cleaning the school premises, sterilization and the arrangements of hand washing places and sick rooms.     

The health safety methods and instructions that should be followed have already been dispatched to the schools through all provincial heads and the regional health authorities and the defense authorities have agreed to give their full assistance to the schools. The second stage of calling students to the schools will commence from 6th of July and only the students in grades 13, 11 and 5 will be called under this stage. The third stage of opening the schools will start from 20th of July and the students in grades 12 and 10 will be requested to come to schools. The fourth stage for the students in grades 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, and 9 will be started from 27th of July. Reopening of schools for the children in grades 1 and 2 will be notified later.  

The Secretary of the Ministry of Education has issued a circular in this regard and the Ministry of Education further emphasizes that all heads of  schools must take steps to conduct schools ensuring the health protection of the children considering the guidelines issued by the health authorities and the instructions in the above circular.   

 

 

 

 පුහුණු කටයුතු ආරම්භ කිරීමට මැතිවරණ කොමිසමේ අනුමැතිය අවශ්‍යයි..

                                                             -  අධ්‍යාපන, ක්‍රීඩා හා තරුණ කටයුතු අමාත්‍ය ඩලස් අලහප්පෙරුම

සෞභාග්‍යයේ දැක්ම ප්‍රතිපත්ති ප්‍රකාශනය ප්‍රකාර ව රාජ්‍ය සේවයට අලුතින් බඳවා ගන්නා ලද උපාධිධාරී අභ්‍යාසලාභීන්ගෙන් පහලොස් දහසක (15,000) පිරිසක් පාසල් අධ්‍යාපන පද්ධතියට ගුරුවරුන් ලෙස එක්කරගැනීමට බලාපොරොත්තු වන බවත්  ඔවුන් පුහුණු කර පාසල් පද්ධතියට යොමු කිරිම සදහා මැතිවරණ කොමිසමේ අනුමැතිය අවශ්‍ය වන බවත් අධ්‍යාපන ක්‍රීඩා හා තරුණ කටයුතු අමාත්‍ය ඩලස් අලහප්පෙරුම මහතා සඳහන් කරයි.

මැතිවරණය ප්‍රකාශයට පත් කර ඇති සමය තුළ කිසිදු බඳවා ගැනීමක් සිදු නොකරන ලෙස මැතිවරණ කොමිසම විසින් ලබා දී ඇති නියෝගය හේතුවෙන් මෙම බඳවාගත් උපාධිධාරී අභ්‍යාසලාභීන් පුහුණු කිරීම සඳහා ද මැතිවරණ කොමිසමේ අනුමැතිය අවශ්‍ය වන බව අමාත්‍යවරයා වැඩිදුරටත් පෙන්වා දෙයි.

මෙරට පාසල් පද්ධතිය තුළ ගුරුවරුන් දෙලක්ෂ හතළිස් දහසකට ආසන්න සිටින නමුත්, විවිධ හේතු මත ගුරුවරුන් පනස් දහසක් (50,000ක්) දෛනිකව නිවාඩු ලබන  බව ද, පුහුණු කටයුතු හෝ වෙනත් සේවා අවශ්‍යතා මත ගුරුවරුන් 16,000ක්  පමණ දරුවන්ගේ ඉගෙනුම් ක්‍රියාවලියෙන් පරිබාහිර ව කටයුතු කරන බව ද, ඒ අනුව, ගුරුවරුන් හැට හය දහසක් (66,000) ඉගෙනුම් ක්‍රියාවලිය සඳහා සක්‍රීයව දායක නොවන බවත් පෙන්වා දුන් අමාත්‍යවරයා, මේ පිළිබඳ ව අතිගරු ජනාධිපතිතුමන් ද දැනුවත් කරන ලද බවත් ඒ අනුව, උපාධිධාරී අභ්‍යාසලාභීන් 15,000ක් පාසල් පද්ධතියට එක්කර ගැනීමට අවසර ලබාදෙන ලෙස ඉල්ලීමක් කරන ලද බව ද පැවසීය.

මීට පෙර අවස්ථාවල දී උපාධිධාරී අභ්‍යාසලාභීන් රජයේ සේවයට ඇතුළත් කර ගන්නා විට වයස් සීමාවඋපාධිය අභ්‍යන්තර ද බාහිර ද යන්නඋපාධියේ ස්වභාවයඋපාධි විෂයමෙන්ම උපාධි ලාභියාගේ දේශපාලන පක්ෂය පවා නිර්ණායක බවට පත්ව තිබූ බව පෙන්වා දුන් අමාත්‍යවරයාවත්මන් රාජ්‍ය නායකත්වය තුළ උපාධිධාරියාගේ උගත්කම පමණක් ම පත්වීම් ලබා දීමට සුදුසුකමක් ලෙස සලකන ලද බව ද අවධාරණය කළේය.

එමෙන්ම ඇතැම් රාජ්‍ය ආයතනවල පාසල් කම්කරු, සනීපාරක්ෂක කම්කරු වැනි තනතුරුවල සේවය කරන උපාධිධාරීන් සිටින බව ද උපාධිධාරී අභ්‍යාසලාභීන් බඳවා ගැනීමේ දී එවැන්නන්ට ද සාධාරණය ඉටු කිරීමට හැකිවූ බව ද අමාත්‍යවරයා පෙන්වා දුන්නේය.

උපාධිධාරී අභ්‍යාසලාභීන් ගුරුවරුන් ලෙස පාසල් අධ්‍යාපන පද්ධතියට සම්බන්ධ කර ගැනීම සම්බන්ධව දැනට පවත්නා තත්ත්වය අනාවරණය කිරීම වෙනුවෙන් අද (24) අධ්‍යාපන අමාත්‍යාංශ පරිශ්‍රයේදී පැවැති විශේෂ මාධ්‍ය හමුවට එක්වෙමින් අමාත්‍යවරයා මේ අදහස් පළ කළේය.

Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing (SLIM) on the guidelines of the Ministry of Education has introduced a scholarship program under “Resurgence Sri Lanka Program” to follow a marketing course online for the students who sat for the first time for G.C.E. (O/L) examination in 2019 and obtained nine A passes. Its inaugural function was held recently (17) at the ministry of education under the leadership of the Secretary of Education Mr. N.H.M. Chithrananda and the Chairperson of Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing Mr. Roshan Fernando and the uploading of this Marketing Course to the internet was done by the Secretary of Education. This time 10,201 students have qualified for this course.

A group of male and female students who joined in this inaugural event online expressed their views saying that this program is a special vocational education opportunity for them and the Chairperson of Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing answered to the questions they asked about the content of that course and how to connect with it.   

Students can apply for this program from the 1st to 15th of July 2020 and the applications can be obtained by entering the website www.slim.lk or using the phone number 0112675000 (slim home).

A number of officers from the ministry and Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing (SLIM) including the Education State Secretary Ranjith Chandrasekara and the Commissioner General of Examinations Mr. Sanath Pujitha joined in this occasion.  

 

Payment of insurance benefits under the Suraksha Student Insurance Program, which is implemented ensuring the health protection of all school children in this country, is done by the Sri Lanka Insurance Corporation from 31st of May 2020.     

Accordingly, for receiving the insurance benefits, correctly completed applications together with the relevant other documents can be handed over or sent by post to the head office of Sri Lanka Insurance Corporation or any branch of Sri Lanka Insurance Corporation situated throughout the country.

Details about this can be obtained from the telephone number 0112357357 of Sri Lanka Insurance Corporation or the telephone numbers 0112319015 / 0112319016 or  0112319017 reserved specially for Suraksha service.   

 The matter of how to transport students after reopening the schools is discussed.

A special discussion on the transporting school children after reopening the schools that were closed due to the spread of corona virus, was held yesterday (16) with the leadership of The Minister of Education Dallas Alahapperuma and The Minister of Transport Mahinda Amaraweera with the participation of Public Transport Authority, Private Bus Owner’s Union, Sri Lanka Transport Board, All Ceylon School Van owner’s Union and some other private transport union representatives. 

The minister of education emphasized at this occasion that all the sections of the society have experienced a certain retreat in the face of the prevailing specific circumstances and therefore this issue must be looked at through the children’s perspective prioritizing the social requirement rather than earning profits. The steps must be taken to provide transport facilities to the children especially following all the health guidelines provided by the health authorities including maintaining the personal distance.   

The important matter raised by the representatives of the transport unions was the problem of time for keeping children as the ending of schools happens in three occasions and therefore the proposal to limit it to two occasions. All transport union representatives expressed their consent to follow the health guidelines such as to limit the number of students only to the available seats, maintaining the social distance, sterilization of the interior of vans and make it compulsory to wear facemasks.   

The Minister Alahapperuma further stated that since the reopening of schools will be implemented in four stages, it will be studied the process of practical way of transporting students according to the instructions of health authorities and the necessary changes to the decisions taken at this occasion will be done according to the identified problems in the implementing stage after considering the suggestions of the transport representatives. The ministry of education and the ministry of transport will have further discussions on this matter and take decisions accordingly. The minister also stated that the solutions must be given to this issue while looking at it through the angle of children and taking them as the first measurement.    

Several officials including the Secretary of the Ministry of Education Mr. N.H.M. Chithrananda, State Secretary of Education Mr. Ranjith Chandrasekara and the Secretary of the Ministry of Transport Mr. H.M. Gamini Senevirathna participated in this occasion.