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Every possible measure will be taken for the welfare of teachers – The minister of education says at the “Guru Prathibha Prabha” 2017 award ceremony.

guruThe Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam says that every possible measure will be taken for the welfare of all the teachers in the education system in the country. The minister expressed these ideas while attending the “Guru Prathibha Prabha” 2017 rewards awarding ceremony held today at the BMICH for appreciating the excellent teachers in the teacher service.

There are about two hundred and fifty thousand teachers within our education system contributing to the teaching and learning process. The government has drawn its full attention to promote their professional development in order to make them dedicated to the service, updated in knowledge and enable them to mould the children as outstanding lot, the minister mentioned at this occasion.

Especially the ministry of education was able to provide local and foreign training opportunities to the teachers and principals drawing a special attention towards them that had never been done by any previous government. Two billion rupees have been allocated for this purpose, the minister said.

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The minister also stated at this occasion that the government took necessary measures to fill the vacancies in the field of education that has not been activated properly for several years and he provided the leadership to recruit 4000 principals, 1500 teacher educators and 852 education administrative officers to the system without any political interference.

At this “Guru Prathibha Prabha” rewards awarding ceremony which is organized annually by the ministry of education in parallel to the national teachers’ day celebrations along with the world teachers day falling on 5th of October, 114 principals and 282 teachers received awards for their outstanding service. There were 18 Pirivena heads and teachers among them.

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This rewards awarding ceremony is held with the aim of encouraging teachers and principals to obtain an efficient and productive service from them and reaffirming the teacher student relationship for implementing new educational approaches successfully. While expressing his views at this occasion The Speaker of the Parliament Karu Jayasooriya appreciated the measures taken by The Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam as a young minister for the improvement of the field of education.

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