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Textbooks for the visually handicapped

Textbooks for the visually handicapped

Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam presents school textbooks to a visually handicapped student at the National Event for School Textbooks Distribution held at DS Senanayake College, Colombo, on January 11. Pic by Athula Devapriya.

Month’s extension for uniform material voucher’s validity: MoE

The Ministry of Education (MoE) has extended the expiry of this year’s uniform material vouchers distributed to school students. The MoE said the extension was to enable students who have not been able to purchase uniform material yet. Usually, uniform material vouchers expire on Dec.31 of the previous year and uniform material purchase not possible [...]

Increase in 3 ‘A’s at A/L 2017: Exams Dept.

There has been an increase in students obtaining 3 ‘A’ grades at the Advanced Level exam in 2017, and a decrease in students who have failed in all 3 subjects, the Exams Dept said. According to last year’s results 8267 students scored three ‘A’s, compared with 7,126 students in 2016. A/L 2017 had 22,021 students [...]

10,000 Lankan students Australia bound annually, for studies

About 10,000 Sri Lankan students head to Australia annually, for studies, the Australian High Commission (AHC) in Colombo said. “There have been more than 9,500 enrollments by Sri Lankan students to study in Australia, with thousands more pursuing Australian-affiliated studies, locally,” the AHC added. that . The Government of Australia noted that, in 2016-17 international [...]

CTU goes to HRC against Uva PC-CM

The Ceylon Teachers Union (CTU) has lodged a complaint with the Human Rights Commission (HRC) against the Chief Minister (CM) of the Uva Provincial Council (PC), for reprimanding a school Principal who refused to admit a student to her school. CTU General Secretary Joseph Stalin said he had written both to the Governor of the [...]

Education Dept. earns over Rs 54m by issuing certificates

The Education Dept. has earned over Rs 54 million last year through the issuance of certificates to candidates of National exams conducted by the Exams Dept. The Annual Report 2016 states a sum of Rs 54,729,000 has been earned by issuing certificates for the GCE Ordinary Level, Advanced Level, Buddhist Dhamma Teachers Exams and Technical [...]

‘Food Fest’ to support Sunera Foundation

The Colombo School of Arts & Sciences (CSA) has organised a food festival to raise funds to support the differently-abled. CSA students have chosen to better the lives of less privileged, differently-abled children and youth. Accordingly, the CSA, an international, Cambridge-associate school, has initiated a fundraiser to finance a year’s worth of free, weekly therapy [...]

Shehan Perera (19) dies soon after A/Ls, secures 3 ‘A’s

Shehan Perera (19) dies soon after A/Ls, secures 3 ‘A’s

Shehan Perera, 19, from Kalutara who secured 3 ‘A’s at the Advanced Level exam, is, unfortunately, not alive to hear the good news. Shehan Dasun’s devastated parents held a blood donation programme last week, in memory of their beloved son who died of sudden heart failure, a month after sitting for his A/L’s on Sept.25. [...]

Study guidelines thoroughly, apply online: UGC urges university entrants

The University Grants Commission (UGC) urges students qualified to enter universities, to apply online, after studying the guidelines thoroughly. Applications for university entrance are accepted till Jan.26 and students can apply online by logging onto the UGC’s website They can also apply by purchasing the application and handbook from the UGC office in Colombo [...]

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