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Helpful hands for a fruitful holiday

Helpful hands for a fruitful holiday

With school holidays coming to a close, many students will have their own stories on how they spent their vacation. These children took time off to help their parents who are fruit vendors. The children are trying to attract prospective customers passing by in their vehicles on the main Dambulla Road. Pic by Kanchana Kumara [...]

MoE to regularise Principals’ transfers; curb overstaying

The Ministry of Education () is to implement stringent measures to transfer principals of National schools who have been serving more than 10 years in the same school. To ensure regular transfers, the MoE will gazette the schools whose principals have served over 10 years, declaring their positions vacant. The move will enable the Govt. [...]

First Clean up then to school

A special 3-day Dengue Eradication programme within school premises islandwide will be held from September 3-5, before reopening for the 3rd term on September 6, as instructed by Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam. Principals have been instructed to clean the school premises with the assistance of students, parents, past pupils and the School Development Societies. [...]

226 Undergraduates from 13 Aussie. Unis. to live, study here

The New Colombo Plan Mobility Grants will support 13,000 undergraduates from 40 Australian Universities to live, study and complete internships in 35 countries across the Indo-Pacific region, a statement said. In a joint media statement issued by the Australian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Education & Training stated that, 226 students from about [...]

Cabinet nod for over 700 teachers to the North

The Cabinet this week approved an urgent proposal by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to fill existing vacancies of teaching staff in the Northern Province (NP), with another batch of 172 Contract teachers given permanency. Accordingly, initially, more than 700 teachers including those who work on voluntary and contract basis would be incorporated into the teaching [...]

Colombo University at Shramadana: Medicinal plants against Dengue, awareness on Polythene, Plastic

Colombo University at Shramadana: Medicinal plants against Dengue, awareness on Polythene, Plastic

The academic staff of the Dept of Zoology & Environment Sciences of the University of Colombo (UoC) initiated a shramadana campaign recently to clean the university premises, to counter Dengue with medicinal plants and to create awareness on polythene and plastic. The entire Faculty of Science and the UoC School of Computing took part in [...]

7-Storied Library building for Peradeniya University

7-Storied Library building for Peradeniya University

The University of Peradeniya (UoP) is to provide a ‘Leisure Learning Area”- the new concept in Librarianship- when the new 7-storied, 40,000 sq.ft. Library building is completed. The foundation stone for this building was laid by Vice Chancellor (VC) Prof Upul B. Disssanayake adjacent to the present Central Library of the Campus. Prof Dissanayake said [...]

Open Book, Tabs at future Exams: Commissioner Gen. of Exams

Open Book Exams allowing candidates to bring books in their syllabus to the exam will be introduced in the future, as a way of evaluating the practical knowledge and skills of the students, said Commissioner General of Exams W.M.N.J. Pushpakumara. He said the OBEs are successfully implemented in many other foreign countries, in addition to [...]

Prof Emeritus T.G. Kulatunge to be awarded Hon. Doctorate

Prof Emeritus T.G. Kulatunge to be awarded Hon. Doctorate

Prof Emeritus T.G. Kulatunge will be awarded the Honorary Doctorate of DLit., by the University of Sri Jayewardenapura (UoSJ) at the convocation to be held on September 7, at BMICH, Colombo7. Born at Alawatugoda near Kandy and schooled at Sri Rahula College, Katugastota, he entered the University of Vidyodaya (Sri Jayewardenapura). After completion of BA [...]

Public Seminars to nail problems within SL’s Education system

The University Teachers for Social Equity is conducting a series of public seminars to ferret discrepancies in the country’s Education system. The seminars, with the participation of Lecturers of the Rajarata, Ruhunu, Sri Jayawardenapura and Ruhunu Universities, including teachers, students and their parents, intends to identify the crises within the Education system and recommend measures [...]

MoE ‘ignores’ Teachers soliciting bribes for school admissions: CTU

The Ceylon Teachers Union (CTU) said the Ministry of Education (MoE) has failed to take action against teachers soliciting bribes from parents for their children’s school admission. CTU General Secretary Joseph Stalin was reacting to last weeks Colombo High Court sentence of 8 years Rigorous Imprisonment for a principal who accepted a bribe of Rs [...]

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