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Educational tour of historic sites

Educational tour of historic sites

Most schools, in keeping with Education Ministry instructions, are completing their sports events and their educational tours during the 1st Term of school. A group of schoolchildren seen visiting historic sites in Polonnaruwa, as part of their Educational tour. Pic by Karu Gamage.

Pool of Resource Persons for Exam duties

The Exams Dept is looking for qualified persons in the field of Education, to establish a pool of Resource Persons (RP) for Exam duties of the Dept. Commissioner General (CG) of Exams, B. Sanath Pujitha said that, other than school exams, the RPs will support Exam duties. Lecturers in Universities, National Institutes of Education, National [...]

IT soon a compulsory subject: AVK

Information Technology (IT) is to be made a compulsory subject in the near future, said Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam. He said all schools will be provided with the necessary IT equipment and incorporating IT into the syllabus are some of the plans to be implemented. The Minister said the halting of laptop distribution to [...]

Police, University Heads discuss misconduct within Campuses

Sri Lanka Police is teaming up with University authorities to address serious issues concerning undergraduates, including ragging within universities. An extensive discussion on activities that affect student welfare and academic work was held between Police Chief Pujith Jayasundara and University Grants Commission Chairman Prof Mohan de Silva, on Feb.28. Senior police officials and Vice Chancellors [...]

‘Nearest School the Best School’ Rs 4b in arrears

‘Nearest School the Best School’ programme has run into difficulties, with an outstanding bill of Rs 4 billion, for costs incurred in the past 3 months. Ministry of Education (MoE) sources said it was unable to make payments to the Provincial Education offices, to conduct the programme and hence, there is a delay in its [...]

South Asian Educationists discuss importance of IT in Education

South Asian Educationists met in Colombo last week to discuss the importance of Information Technology in the field of Education. Sri Lanka hosted the 2-day “South Asia Regional Symposium on ICT for Education (SARSIE)” held at Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo. It was organised by UNESCO and the Asian Development Bank, and was attended by School Education, [...]

Declare a World Day for “Dengue”: Dr Muruganathan

The Governor of the Indian Chapter of the American College of Physicians, Dr A. Muruganathan addressing an audience of senior Physicians, said it is time to press the United Nations to declare a Day for “Dengue”, as it is a global issue. Dr Muruganathan was the Guest of Honour at the inaugural Annual Meeting of [...]

AVK orders strict disciplinary action against relevant officials

The Ministry of Education (MoE) is to take strict disciplinary action against two Additional Secretaries and 11 Education officials, consequent to an inquiry into the death of a school principal during a leadership training programme. This decision followed a report submitted to Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam who ordered the MoE Secretary to conduct an [...]

Dinosaurs fate may befall Scout Masters too: Scout Chief

Dinosaurs fate may befall Scout Masters too: Scout Chief

“In the 21st century, has become the biggest trader in the world. They have no storage. Another one is . It too has no storage. So, you Scout Masters (SM) too, should be different from others. We are now in the era of cloud technology. We are part and parcel of it. Unless [...]

A solid beginning in stone

Minister of Finance & Media, Mangala Samaraweera laid the foundation stone for a hostel and classrooms for St Thomas’ Girls’ High School, Matara, recently. (Above)The foundation-stone-laying ceremony in progress. Pic by Kirshan Jeewaka Jayaruk

As they sowed so shall they reap

As they sowed so shall they reap

Students, their parents and staff of Munamalgaswewa Junior School, Puttalam, this week returned to harvest paddy sown 3 month’s back, on land adjoining the school. The Principal of the School, Lakmal Abeygoda said that a 1-acre plot of land that was cultivated, was irrigated with the rainwater collected in a pond.However, after one-and-a-half months, due [...]

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