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Hitching a ride for a day out

Hitching a ride for a day out

A group of students from a school in Chilaw, being transported by lorry for a sports event in the area. In contrast to luxury buses of schools in the city, most outstation schoolchildren have to find their way to sports and other events outside the school, as seen in this picture. Pix by Augustin Fernando

Tabs, Laptops to schools on hold: MoE cites technical difficulties

Plans by the Ministry of Education (MoE) to issue Tabs and Laptops to students have been put on hold due to technical difficulties in implementing the scheme, MoE officials said. The scheme was due to come into effect this year, keeping with a government pledge to issue Tabs to GCE (Advanced Level) students and Laptops [...]

Schoolchildren get Health priority

Schoolchildren’s Health will be given priority under a special joint programme initiated by the Ministry of Education (MoE), along with the Ministry of Health (MoH). This programme will address schoolchildren’s health issues such as low nutrition, drug menace, non-communicable diseases such as diabetes, cancer and cholesterol, and Thalassemia, an inherited blood disorder reported among a [...]

Managers for mega schools will close small schools: CTU

Appointing Managers to schools with large numbers of students will protect mega schools and close down schools with less students, Ceylon Teacher’s Union General Secretary Joseph Stalin alleged. He charged that the Education Minister is planning to obtain Cabinet approval to appoint Managers to schools with more than 1,000 students, and Managers along with Assistant [...]

Rs 3m+ to 1,700+ students as Insurance payments

The Ministry of Education (MoE) has disbursed over Rs 3 million to more than 1,700 beneficiaries, while over 6,000 others have sought relief, under the student insurance scheme “Suraksha.” The MoE said that, at present, about 1 million students in National, Provincial, Private and International schools and Pirivena’s have been covered under this insurance scheme. [...]

CTU objects to appointing managers to schools

The Ministry of Education (MoE) plan to appoint Managers to schools with over 1,000 students, came under attack by the Ceylon teachers Union (CTU). CTU General Secretary Joseph Stalin said the concept of Managers and Assistant Mangers to schools will only create disparity between the National schools in the country. Mr Stalin said the move [...]

Primary students’ futuristic creative skills exhibited

An Educational exhibition titled “Developing students’ creative skills for the challenging digital world”, by the Primary students of Batticaloa Methodist Central College, commenced on Wednesday (7). At least 1,000 creative items designed by students are on public view. The exhibition was officially declared open jointly by its Principal J.R.P. Wimalraj and Zonal Educational Director K. [...]

Katana Vidyalokha MV Scouts investiture ceremony

Katana Vidyalokha MV Scouts investiture ceremony

“I am very often invited to passing-out ceremonies of the Forces. At such ceremonies, what comes to mind is the picture of you children being awarded these badges because, you, the Scouts of today will be high officials in the Forces tomorrow.” So said chief incumbent of the Katana Sri Wardanaramaya, Ven. Karambe Sumana Thera, [...]

There is a problem with Aesthetic studies, if one wishes to continue with his/her career, without a break. Students in this field have other subjects, especially Mathematics, for Higher Education. They cannot possess the basic requirement of the GCE Ordinary Level without Mathematics, which is a must in the present day curriculum. Hence, Central Province [...]

Higher Education in Japan: Seminar on March12

A Seminar on Higher Education Opportunities in Japan, will be held on March 12, at the Senate Room, Senate Building, University of Peradeniya (UoP), from 3pm-5pm. For more details visit UoP website.

Gov. lauds A/L students with 3 A’s

Uva Province Governor M.P. Jayasinghe last week praised the 455 students from this Province, who secured 3 ‘A’s at the GCE Advanced Level. A function was held in the Simon Memorial auditorium, Badulla, in recognition and appreciation of the grades obtained in 112 schools. Mr Jayasinghe said that all past and present ministers, secretaries and [...]

Sri J’pura, Taiwan Uni to sign MoU for Postgraduate facility

The University of  Sri Jayewardenepura (UoJ) will next week sign an MoU with a Taiwan University on Postgraduate opportunities in Taiwan. The National Sun Yat-Sen University (NSYSU) of Taiwan is one of the high ranking Universities of the world, ranked in the top 150 Universities, in the Times Higher Education . It has 6 Colleges: [...]

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