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To be well informed in class

To be well informed in class

Newspaper stands in Jaffna open as early as 5 am, thereby enabling even students to purchase newspapers before going to school. Here, a student in Jaffna browses through a newspaper on his way to school. Pic by Lakshman Gunatillake.

Treasury to fund “Nearest School is Best School”: AVK

The Ministry of Education “Nearest School is the Best School” programme that started in 2016, suffered a setback due to lack of funds last year, but the Treasury has assured it would directly fund the project this year, said Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariawasam. He said a project office consisting of engineers, technical officers, as [...]

Current school text- books shortage will end mid February: MoE

The Ministry of Education (MoE) stated that the current shortage of textbooks will be resolved by mid February. The MoE Media Spokesperson told the Education Times there was a shortfall of about 1 million textbooks in December. However, it has been made up to a large extent, and expect the remainder of the textbooks to [...]

Offenders from 4,494 reports of fraud penalised

The Examinations Dept received 4,494 reports of fraud during National exams held in 2016, of which the Dept has dismissed 3,707 cases after investigations, while it had suspended or imposed penalties on 786 offenders, according to its 2016 Annual Performance Report (APR). In a breakdown in its 2016 APR, it said that, at the 2016 [...]

40,000 new teachers by 2019 for 13-Year Compulsory Education programme: MoE

The Ministry of Education (MoE) will recruit 40,000 teachers by 2019, to finalise the 13-Year Compulsory Education programme in State schools. The MoE will call for applications to recruit 14,000 teachers to 1,800 schools this year, as part of Phase II of this programme, said MoE Additional Secretary (Planning), S.U. Wijeratne. We started the pilot [...]

Creeper-cover to beat the heat

Creeper-cover to beat the heat

The Principal of the Muriyakulam Junior School at Karuwalagaswewa said they spread large-leafed creepers over the roof of their school building to cool the classrooms during hot days. From Karuwalagaswewa Jayaratna Wickremarachchi

SL’s first Faculty of Nursing at Colombo Uni., with Korean aid

For the first time in the history of Sri Lanka, a Faculty of Nursing was opened at the University of Colombo (UoC), with assistance from the government of the Republic of Korea (RoK) and the Inje University of Korea. The opening ceremony was attended by a Korean delegation from the Ministry of Education and Inje [...]

Rural Grade 5 Scholar hard pressed to study in Galle

Rural Grade 5 Scholar hard pressed to study in Galle

The father of B.L. Niroshan, a student who passed the Grade 5 Scholarship exam, said that he had to seek the support of villagers to meet the expenses of sending his son to a school in Galle for further education. Mr Niroshan, a resident of Imaduwa, Horodugoda, said his son secured 183 marks at last [...]

26 Aesthetic subjects for GCE A/L: AVK

Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam this week said the Ministry of Education (MoE) has introduced 26 Aesthetic subjects for the GCE Advanced Level syllabus. The Minister addressing the All Island National Dancing Competition last Wednesday (24), at the MoE auditorium, said the main purpose of this Curriculum stream is to develop the personality and other [...]

School uniform vouchers validity extended to Jan.30

The Ministry of Education (MoE) announced that the validity period of school uniform vouchers would be extended up to Jan.30. These annual vouchers officially expired on Dec.31, 2017. Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam decided on the extension for the benefit of the students unable to purchase their school uniforms during the stipulated period.

GCE O/L results before end December of same year: MoE

From this year, the GCE (Ordinary level) results will be released before end December of the same year, the Ministry of Education (MoE) said. Quoting Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam, the MoE website said that minimum time will be expended on marking answer scripts, to avoid hindrance to Education activities in the coming year. For [...]

Changes to country’s Education system to enhance employability: MoE

The Ministry of Education (MoE) will bring changes to the country’s Education system to meet international standards, and hence, offer better employment opportunities to students. In a series of proposed changes, it is planned that every student will be afforded 13 years of Education in schools, creating a knowledge based society. Accordingly, students will be [...]

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