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Stern action against the teachers who instigate the children against the transfers - says the minister of education

tt deviThe Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam says that he considers as his responsibility to take correct decisions for common sake though somebody may dislike it. The minister emphasized that there is no way to satisfy everybody in the educational policy formation just like distributing ice creams and he will dedicate to take bold decisions for the promotion of education system.

The minister expressed these ideas at the Devi Balika Vidyalaya, Colombo while participating as the chief guest in the certificate awarding ceremony to the winners of Children’s Arts Competition of Asia. The minister also explained at this occasion the matters relating to the program of teacher transfers in the national schools done by the ministry of education.

The minister reminded that he led the teacher transfer program with the participation of all stakeholders including trade unions and teacher associations that has not been implemented for several years. He emphasized that he works without any fear for implementing policies. The reports have been received about some teachers going against the transfers while instigating the children also the minister pointed out and he firmly said severe disciplinary actions will be taken against such teachers.

The minister pointed out that he always appear for the objectives such as providing equal educational rights to all children and empowering the human resource through the provision of local and foreign training for teachers. He also mentioned that the teacher transfer mechanism will be prepared in every five years’ time according to the existing policies.

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