Attention is drawn to limit the number of compulsory subjects up to 06 for G.C.E. (Ordinary Level) Examination considering the quality development of education - the minister of education says while participating in the function of National Suraksha Stude

anu 1The Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam has drawn his attention to limit the compulsory subjects of G.C.E. (Ordinary Level) Examination up to 06 in the future in order to bring about a quality change in the children’s education. The minister stated this while attending the function of National Suraksha Student Insurance Day held at Anula Vidyalaya, Nugegoda today (07). The minister also pointed out at this occasion that in addition to this it is expected to make a major revision in the curriculum of all other subjects after an advanced practical evaluation of them in the future. 

When the Suraksha Student Insurance Scheme was introduced by the Ministry of Education, many people questioned whether it is possible but the Ministry of Education has been able to accomplish it today the minister specially explained. And also the minister requested from all principals and teachers to provide necessary guidance to the students for obtaining the benefits of Suraksha Student Insurance Scheme. Further the minister mentioned that the present government is continuously drawing its attention towards the major responsibility of the education of children.    

A special leaflet to sensitize all students and parents about the Suraksha Student Insurance Scheme was also presented by The Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam at this occasion. Several ministers, MPs and government officers including The State Minister of Education V. Radhakrishnan and the Chairman of the Sri Lanka Insurance Cooperation Mr. Hemaka Amarasooriya had attended to this function.  

In parallel to this, the programs had been organized in the schools island wide today to mark the National Suraksha Student Insurance Day. The children and parents were made further aware of this Suraksha Student Insurance scheme through lectures and handouts at these programs.  


The amount allocated by the Ministry of Education for Suraksha Student Insurance scheme is nearly three billion rupees. Under the Suraksha student insurance scheme, a student is entitled to receive Rs.10,000.00 for outdoor treatments, up to Rs.100,000.00 in case of hospitalization, Rs.100,000.00 in a sudden death of a school child and Rs.75,000.00 in an event of a sudden death of the mother or father of the child. The students will receive more benefits such as in case of total disability of a child, he is entitled for Rs.100,000.00 and in a partial disability from Rs.50,000.00 to 100,000. So far a large number of students have been receiving the benefits of this Suraksha student insurance scheme.     


A special communiqué from the Department of Examinations to the candidates of the General Certificate of Education (Ordinary Level) new/old syllabus Examination and the principals of relevant schools and the parents…..

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