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Students await President Sirisena’s arrival to open new School building

Students await President Sirisena’s arrival to open new School building

Students of Maguldamana Vidyalaya, Aralaganwiala, in joyous mood awaiting the arrival of President Maithripala Sirisena to declare open the new school building. President Sirisena declared open the building constructed under the ‘Pibidemu Polonnaruwa’ programme.

School Libraries cleared for digitalisation: MoE

Books printed over 20 years ago, highly academic material not suitable for schoolchildren, books that undermines national unity, containing outdated and misleading information, old annual reports and newspapers, books not used by students, are instructed to be removed immediately from school Libraries, to accommodate the latest updated and relevant collection. The Ministry of Education (MoE) [...]

Rs 2b for professional development of HR

The Ministry of Education (MoE) has allocated Rs 2 billion for the professional development of Human Resources (HR) in selected institutions coming under the purview of the MoE, to improve the standards in schools, a senior official said. MoE Additional Secretary (School Affairs) Ashoka Hewage said the institutions and their allocations are National Institute of [...]

Education Unions threaten strike against promotions to SLEAS

The Ceylon Teachers Unions (CTU) last week said they to plan strike, in protest against the impending promotion of over 1,050 unqualified persons to the Sri Lanka Education Administrative Service (SLEAS). The CTU, the Sri Lanka Education Service Union (SLESU) and the Principal Service Union (PSU) claimed, the candidates recommended do not qualify for promotions [...]

Parents/guardians of kids seeking Grade 1 admissions must sign declaration: MoE

The Ministry of Education (MoE) will seek a declaration from parents/guardians of students seeking admissions to Grade 1, that the students are currently not attending in any other school and, if the information declared is false, the student will be liable to be removed from that school. The declaration states, ‘I hereby declare that my [...]

Past Pupils pay tribute to their former Teachers

Past Pupils pay tribute to their former Teachers

A school session on a Saturday evening. One by one, children come to school, neatly attired in ill-fitting uniforms. Boys in blue and white. Girls in pure whites. All wearing smiles that surpass their age, retracing their steps back to school. This is how they reminisced their memories when the felicitation started off at Negombo [...]

National Environment Week, May 30-June 5

A National Environment Week, from May 30-June 5, has been declared to mark World Environment Day that falls on June 5. With the intention of ensuring a pristine environment for future generation, the Marine Environment Protection Authority (MEPA) had organised a cleanup programme in the Negombo lagoon area, with the assistance of the Sri Lanka [...]

‘Sinha Handa’ dontes Education material to Weerawila Vidyartha MV

Members of the Matara Kenadura ‘Sinha Handa’ Youth organisation recently donated books and other school equipment worth more than Rs 50,000, to students of Weerawila Vidyartha Maha Vidyalaya (WVMV). For several years, this organisation has been providing school equipment and related items to schoolchildren of WVMV. WVMV Principal Nandasiri Wickremakalutota, ‘Sinha Handa’ Coordinator Bandula Danthanarayana [...]

Schoolchildren’s Street Drama on International Anti-Smoking Day

A schoolchildren’s street drama, organised by Divisional Secretary Ms N. Navasivayam, to mark International Anti-Smoking Day, was held in Ariyampathy of the Manmunai Pattu, Pradeshiya Sabha Division on Thursday. University students too participated in the programme. The Batticaloa District expends an estimated Rs 400 million on alcohol and tobacco. Ms Navasiyam said that, if the [...]

New transfer scheme for National School Principals: MoE

The Ministry of Education (MoE) is to introduce a new transfer scheme for Principals of National Schools (NS) effective this month, a senior MoE official said. Under this scheme, Grades I and II Principals will be transferred every 8 years instead of 10 years, and will a effect some 200 Principals of 352 NSs. However, [...]

CTU opposes increase in Zonal Education offices

The Government move to do away with 315 Divisional Educational offices countrywide, replacing them with 200 Zonal Education (ZE) offices, came under heavy criticism from the Ceylon Teachers Union (CTU), which maintained that, adding more ZE offices to the Education system will not improve it. The CTU said that, the 97 ZE offices in service [...]

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