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National Schools’ excess teachers to fill Provincial schools’ shortage: MoE

The Minister of Education (MoE) has instructed that excess teachers in National Schools be transferred to Provincial schools, to manage the teacher shortages in the 10,022 schools in the country. Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam, the MoE website said, had instructed that a count of the number of teachers serving in National Schools for a ‘long [...]

KOICA’s “Yamu Yamu” helps disaster-affected school

KOICA’s “Yamu Yamu” helps disaster-affected school

The staff and volunteers of Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) Sri Lanka, along with the Nagoda Divisional Secretariat joined Mapalagama Central College, Nagoda, Galle District, on June 24, to help the school get back on its feet, as Nagoda was severely affected by the recent floods and landslides. They cleaned the compound, repaired and re-painted [...]

Delay in Letters of Admission to enter university: UGC

The University Grants Commission (UGC) says, Letters of Admission the Commission sends to students eligible to enter university, will be delayed by at least a week, due to the ongoing postal strike, as well as the recent natural disaster in several areas of the country. He said the letters were to be dispatched by June [...]

GMOA to be sued for false allegations against Geography textbook

The Ministry of Education (MoE) last week said it would take legal action against the Govt Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) for spreading false information regarding a textbook that was published by the Education Dept. This follows the GMOA alleging that a Geography textbook distributed to Grade 7 students at the beginning of this year, had [...]

MoE, Dialog sign MoU to expand Nenasa TV

A new MoU to expand Nenasa TV, the Educational TV Telecast implemented by the Ministry of Education (MoE) and Dialog Axiata PLC, targeting schoolchildren, was signed last week. The MoU was signed between MoE Secretary Sunil Hettiarachchi and Dialog Axiata CEO Supun Weerasinghe. Accordingly, Nenasa TV will be expanded as a full time Education channel, [...]

170 Jinnah Schols from Pakistan for Sri Lanka’s GCE O/L, A/L students

170 Jinnah Schols from Pakistan for Sri Lanka’s GCE O/L, A/L students

The Pakistan govt, through its High Commission (HC) in Sri Lanka, has awarded Scholarships to 170 Sri Lankan GCE O/L and A/L students, under its prestigious Jinnah Scholarship programme worth Rs 4.225 million, an embassy statement said. The Scholarships are named after the the founder of Pakistan, Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah. The presentation ceremony was [...]

Teacher Training Centres, NCEs receive high tech equipment

The Ministry of Education (MoE) distributed high tech equipment to all Teacher Training Centres (TTC) and National Colleges of Education (NCE) to make Teaching effective through modern technology. Accordingly, laptops and dongles were distributed to Managers of 105 TTCs and 19 NCEs.  This would enhance the quality of teaching to teachers of TTCs and NCEs, [...]

Kelaniya Uni. Science Faculty celebrates 50th Anniversary

The Electronics Students’ Society and the INTELLEX Club of the of Science, University of Kelaniya (UoK), will celebrate its 50th Anniversary with “Themiyuru Dahan”, a musical concert titled “Evolution of Music”, performed by Bathiya ‘N’ Santhush (B&S) together with Jananath Warakagoda and Rohana Baddage. The concert will be held at Sri Dharmaloka Convocation Hall, UoK, [...]

“Nipuna Dhiri” Lottery for VTI students’ bursaries

The Vocational Training & Skills Development Ministry will shortly launch a lottery similar to the Mahapola Lottery, to raise funds for scholarships to needy students, said Minister Chandima Weerakkody. The Lottery, named “Nipuna Dhiri”, is to provide bursaries to needy students following Vocational Training Courses in govt institutions. The Minister said the monthly allowance for [...]

Pioneer Petes ‘Walk’ their Talk

The School Development Committee of St. Peters College Bambalapitiya had its ‘Walkathon’ yesterday (July 1) to raise funds for its School Development Project. The proceeds from this ‘Walk’ will go towards the construction of an IT Lab, Model Classroom, Lecture Hall, Science Lab with modern facilities, fully equipped Sports Pavilion Complex in the College grounds [...]

Indian Envoy urges North students to gain employability thro’ their schols

India’s High Commissioner (HC) to Sri Lanka Taranjit Singh Sandhu, currently on an official visit to the North, urged the student community and State employees to make use of the Indian-funded scholarships to enrich their academic and professional standards. He made this observation at a meeting with the Northern Provincial Council (NPC) Cabinet led by [...]

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