ISSN: 1391 - 0531
Sunday, January 07, 2007
Vol. 41 - No 32

Can these teachers teach in English?

The Education Department began teaching certain subjects in the English medium about five years ago. To show the higher authorities their dedication to implementing this programme, school principals persuaded teachers to start English medium classes.

The teachers, in turn, to be in the good books of the Principals, gave in to this demand and started them. In the present context no one takes the trouble to find out whether these teachers are competent to teach in English English education started to deteriorate due to the folly of our politicians who tried to be national heroes. This deterioration is aggravated by the way English medium classes are being conducted now.

The authorities should take meaningful steps to rectify this situation.

By P.A. Binduhewa, Panadura

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