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Stormy weather postpones end of term school exams in 4 Provinces

Stormy weather postpones end of term school exams in 4 Provinces

End of term exams scheduled for Thursday (30) in Western, Southern, Central and Uva Provinces’ schools, will be postponed, after schools were ordered shut due to stormy weather, and held at a later date, just prior to the school holidays, the Ministry of Education stated. An MoE official said the Provincial Directors of Education in [...]

QR Code for schoolchildren

The Govt is mooting the idea of introducing the QR code to schoolchildren, which would require students to scan their fingerprints, instead of the roll call used to mark their attendance registers. The QR code will provide students with an identity number that can be used throughout their school lives. A Ministry of Education (MoE) [...]

CIABoC to catch ‘em young

The Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABoC) will begin programmes at school level to educate students on the evils of corruption. This will be among several measures CIABoC is undertaking in the new year to tackle Bribery and Corruption in the country. Among its other measures is the recruitment of 50 Investigating [...]

Negombo Zonal Education Office English Day on Dec.5

The Negombo Zonal Education (NZE) this year too, as it has been doing for about 25 years, is holding its English Day on Dec.5 at 2 pm, at Maris Stella College Negombo, under the patronage of the NZE Director K.A.C. Fernando. Mr K.A.C Fernando, the then Director of English Education, initiated the publication of the [...]

35 Scholarships to A/L Maths Teachers in Govt schools

The Ministry of Education (MoE) has offered 35 scholarships to Maths Teachers of Advanced Level (A/L) classes, in Government schools. The objective is to enhance the quality of Maths teaching and to improve the Human Development factor in those who teach Maths in A/L classes. The scholarships will facilitate recipients to follow Maths courses offered [...]

Ed.Min. assures appointments to 4,000 Teachers thwarting TU action

The Ceylon Teachers Services Union (CTSU) is to refrain from Trade Union (TU) action following an assurance from the Ministry of Education (MoE) to grant permanent appointments to 4,000 Teachers who completed their training recently. CTSU Secretary Mahinda Jayasinghe said that 4,000 Teachers had been trained as Teacher Assistants, of whom 3,000 are Tamil medium [...]

Rs 450m for 3,000 Mobile Laboratory Kits

The Ministry of Education (MoE) has procured 3,000 Mobile Laboratory Kits (MLK), at a unit cost Rs 150,000, for schools which do not have such facilities. “The decision to procure MLKs, costing Rs 450 million, was taken after considering the high cost of permanent structures for laboratories,” said Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariawasam. The MLKs [...]

106th Annual Prize-Giving of Girls’ High School Kandy

Girls’ High School (GHS) Kandy, founded in 1879, had its 106th Annual Prize-Giving with a distinguished past pupil, a Researcher and former Head of the Molecular Biology & Biotechnology of the University of Peradeniya, Dr (Mrs) Priyani Amerasinghe, as its Chief Guest. A premier Educational Institution in the country, it formed the first ever Guides [...]

‘Best Speaker 2017’ by University of Kelaniya

The University of Kelaniya Gavel Club (KGC) will host the ‘Best Speaker 2017’ contest next month, to uplift the art of public speaking among its undergraduates. The KGC, an affiliate of Toastmasters International USA, is a student body that works to enhance its undergraduates communication and leadership skills. The All-Island Inter University Speech Competition is [...]

Re-use 50% of textbooks: MoE

The Ceylon Teacher’s Union (CTU) said the Ministry of Education (MoE) last week directed National and Provincial schools to reuse at least 50% of the text books distributed to Primary and Secondary schoolchildren. CTU General Secretary Joseph Stalin said that, getting 50% of the used textbooks for re-distribution will be a difficult task, as the [...]

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