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Disabilities not a barrier for good O/L results

Disabilities not a barrier for good O/L results

Students Gangadharan Bahwadharani and Madialagan Vidurshika were victims of the prolonged conflict in the north. Both of them had been confined to wheelchairs after being injured in 2009.   These students from Kalaimahal Vidyalayam in Mulliyawali, Mullaitivu passed well at the G.C. E (O/L) exams last year. One of them received eight ‘A’ passes and a ‘B’ pass while [...]

Emergency planning, virus control measures to be included in school syllabus

Emergency and pandemic planning, virus transmission, prevention and control measures are some areas which will be included in post pandemic study material, the newly appointed National Institute of Education (NIE) Director General Dr Sunil Jayantha Nawaratne said. Dr Nawaratne told the Education Times, once schools are re-opened material will be distributed on safety and hygiene [...]

Reopening universities this month an ‘invitation for disaster’

Unions representing university lecturers and students said authorities will be inviting disaster if they went ahead with opening universities this month. The University Grants Commission (UGC) had earlier announced that universities around the island will be opened in three stages from May 4. Accordingly, universities will be opened for academic and non-academic staff from May [...]

App for self-quarantine created by J’pura university student

Yashodha Lakshana, a student of theUniversity of Sri Jayewardenepura’sDepartment of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, has developed the app “Quarantine Care” to facilitate the self quarantine process. The idea was developed as a part of an undergoing project by the university’s Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department Head Dr.Chamitha de Alwis and Prof. Madhusanka Liyanage in University [...]

CTU urges Govt. to wait for ‘all clear’ sign before reopening schools

Last week the Ceylon Teachers Union (CTU) dismissed the Government’s plan to open schools this month. They said the country is not yet ready for this to take place. CTU General Secretary Joseph Stalin said reopening schools when the number of COVID-19 victims are skyrocketing is dangerous for the 4.3 million school children who will [...]

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