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Special General Convocation of Eastern University

Special General Convocation of Eastern University

The Special General Convocation of Eastern University, presided over by its Chancellor Dr Velmurugu Vivekanandaraja, was held in 3 sessions in Nalliah Hall on Nov.11, with 656 Graduates passing out. Pic by Deva Achchudan

‘Nearest School the Best School’ some way off sans funds

The Ministry of Education’s (MoE) ‘Nearest School the Best School’ programme is in crisis with contractors abandoning projects, due to delay in payments. In the latest incident, an estimated 300 schools in the North Central Province (NCP) construction has come to a halt due to delay in payments, with similar incidents reported from the Sabaragamuwa [...]

Principal on police bail for assaulting schoolgirls outside class

A school Principal in the Polonnaruwa District was arrested and released on police bail for allegedly assaulting 3 schoolgirls for being in the school compound, instead of in their classrooms. The 3 students had reportedly been in the garden after their dresses became wet while repairing a leak in the pipe, which had been caused [...]

Ed.Min. failed to heed warnings of malpractices within Exams Dept: CTU

Ceylon Teachers’ Union (CTU) General Secretary, Joseph Stalin said the failure of the Government to address issues pertaining to corruption within the Exams Dept, early, has resulted in corruption within the system. He was responding to last week’s transfer of the Commissioner General and the interdiction of the head of the Confidential & Institutional Examination [...]

Teacher trade unions protest 3,376 Teacher appointments

Teacher trade unions are up in arms over the recent 3,376 Teacher appointments due to improper allocation of schools. Ceylon Teachers Services Union President Mahinda Jayasinghe said female Teachers have been appointed to locations where there is no accommodation and others to where there are no vacancies. “We have appealed to the Ministry Secretary who [...]

Highly competitive admission to popular Colombo schools sidelines poor children: President Sirisena

Highly competitive admission to popular Colombo schools sidelines poor children: President Sirisena

President Maithripala Sirisena said a large number of children of low income households in Colombo, are deprived of the opportunity to study at their nearest school, due to the competition for admission into popular schools in Colombo. The President, as Chief Guest at the annual Prize-Giving of Pushpadana Girls’ College, Kandy, on Wednesday said, “The [...]

Rs 2b for local, foreign training to Teachers

The Government has allocated Rs 2 billion for local and foreign training to teachers, to enhance the quality of Education in schools. Accordingly, 35 Officers of the National College of Education (NCE), the 2nd batch in a series of officers to undergo foreign training, left for Malaysia last week, for a fortnight’s training course at [...]

Over 6,000 National schools to receive Laptops next year: MoE

More than 6,000 schools will be provided with Laptops next year, with an allocation of Rs 5,000 million for the project. Under the programme, schools will receive between 10-50 Laptops, from above Grade 6. Schools with over 2,000 students will receive 50 , between 1,000-2,000 students will receive 20-40 Laptops, and less than 1,000 students [...]

Annual ‘Best Cadet of the Year’ trophy at Thurstan College

Thurstan College Colombo is to annually award a trophy for the ‘Best Cadet of the Year’, to an outstanding member of its Cadet Platoon, under the distinguished patronage of former Navy Chief Admiral (Rtd) Jayantha Perera. The trophy was ceremonially unveiled at the College this week in the presence of Thurstan College Principal E.M. Ekanayake [...]

IT compulsory in future subject curricula; AVK

Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam, addressing a ceremony at Kuliyapitiya Central College, said Information Technology (IT)would be made compulsory in preparing future subject curricula. “In future, the whole Education structure will be based on IT, which has reached village level. The present Govt has taken steps to make IT accessible to almost all schools islandwide [...]

6 Lankan students attend World Tsunami Awareness Day 2017 in Okinawa

Six Sri Lankan students from the Galle District were among 150 students from around the world, who attended the High School Students Islands Summit on World Tsunami Awareness Day 2017, held last week by the Okinawa Prefectural Govt and Okinawa Prefectural Board of Education. This was to commemorate World Tsunami Awareness Day, which fell on [...]

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