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“Take necessary steps to maintain a secure environment devoid of Dengue mosquitoes before the last day of the third school term and starting the first term in 2020” Instructions from the Ministry of Education to the heads of schools…

As there is a risk of spreading Dengue fever throughout the island these days, the Ministry of Education has requested all heads of schools to take necessary actions to clean the school premises and maintain a secured environment with the help of parents before the last day of the third school term and starting the first term in 2020.

The Ministry of Education further informs that for the safety of the students who are sitting for the G.C.E. Ordinary Level Examination which is due to be held coming December to take necessary steps for fumigation activities on a convenient day before the examination and on a Sunday during the examination without any disturbance to the examination after having discussions with Medical Health Officers and to be sure that there is a safe environment in the school before the examination.

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Mr. N.H.M. Chithrananda has been appointed as the new Secretary to the Ministry of Education

Assuming the duties of Mr. N.H.M. Chithrananda who has been appointed as the new Secretary to the Ministry of Education happened today (28) morning with the religious observances at the secretary’s office of the Ministry of Education.

The secretary made a request from all the officers of the Ministry of Education to extend their support to him as they did earlier when he served in the Ministry of Education. A considerable responsibility lies with the officers to achieve the policy vision for developing the country that has been forwarded by Hon. President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa. The parents of this country can be made happy only by fulfilling the prosperity of their children through education, new secretary stated at this occasion. 

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“Steps will be taken to provide school uniforms to all school children at the beginning of next school term” – The Minister of Education Dullas Alahapperuma

The school term of 2019 is scheduled to be ended within next three days (3). But it is a sad event that the measures have not been taken to provide uniforms to the children for the year of 2020. Total responsibility of that must be taken by the Ministry of Education.

The Presidential Commission had received complaints saying that the government has to bear more expenses in the process of issuing vouchers instead of uniforms to the school children which had initiated by the previous government. Accordingly a decision had not been taken whether to give vouchers or provide uniform material in the coming years. Because of this, a cabinet paper with the prices of the previous year had been submitted to the former cabinet for the year of 2020 but a decision had not been given to it.    

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The third school term will end on 29th November… New school term will start on 02nd January 2020.

The third school term of 2019 of government and government approved private schools will end on Friday 29th November 2019.

The first school term of 2020 will commence on Thursday 02nd January 2020.

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“The first priority must be drawn to the education in the course of developing the country in addition to the national security. I am ready to take a new step in education in collaboration with people who work devoid of the differences such as party or c

The Minister of Education Dullas Alahapperuma says that in addition to the national security the first priority has been drawn to the education in the course of developing the country within the policy declaration of The President and a tremendous change can be done in the country through that change.   

The minister stated these ideas today (22) at the Ministry of Education while participating in the occasion of officially taking up duties of his new ministry.   

 The minister further stated that many schools and classrooms in our country remains in the 19th century, the teachers are in the 20th century and the present problem is the educating the children who are in the 21st century. This situating has to be studied thoroughly and find the solutions.   

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Cabinet approval granted for providing bursaries to another 5000 students. Bursary is also increased up to 750 rupees…

Cabinet approval has already been granted to provide bursaries to another 5000 students who passed the cut off mark at grade five scholarship examination. This is a significant event as the increasing of the number of bursary receivers has happened after 11 years.
So far, only 15,000 students received the bursaries and the approval has been received to increase this number up to 20,000 as a result of a cabinet paper in this regard submitted on 13.08.2019 by the Minister of Education, Attorney at Law Akila Viraj Kariyawasam.

Accordingly, this bursary will be provided to the students from grade 6 to grade 13 and this will be a tremendous support for strengthening the learning process of students with economic difficulties and also it will further expand the free education opportunities.

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Any injustice will not happen to the students who sat for the Advanced Level examination this time on the subject of Biology.

The Commissioner General of Examinations Mr. B. Sanath Pujitha has confirmed to the Ministry of Education that the examination has been held in such a way that the candidates who sat for the Biology paper at the General Certificate of Education Advanced Level would not be subjected to any injustice. And also they will not be subjected to any injustice when the evaluations are done.  

The comment made recently by the Colombo District Parliamentarian Udaya Gammanpila saying that a discrimination has happened to Sinhala students who sat for the Biology paper at the Advanced Level examination because of the teachers’ guide relevant to it, is a baseless statement made without probing the real facts. And also it is evident that the statement made there, mentioning as ‘students sat for the exam’ is a baseless one.    

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Issuing of G.C.E. O/L and A/L certificates online is started for the first time

So far issuing of General Certificate of Education ordinary level and advanced level certificates by Sri Lanka Department of Examinations happened in a way that the applicants had to come to the Department of Examinations and apply for them.

In this process some issues such as the applicants having the difficulty of coming to the Department of Examinations from any part of the island and the spending more time for the process of issuing certificates as a large number of applicants coming daily, had come up. Providing a proper solution to this problem, a program has been implemented to take the help of digital technology for this purpose under the instructions of The Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam.      

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Recruiting of new students for Colleges of Education

Interviews will be commenced from the third week of June 2019 for the enrolment of two batches, simultaneously, for the course on Diploma in Teaching conducted by the National Colleges of Education (NCoEs) based on the G.C.E ( Advance Level) results of year 2016 and 2017.

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The valid period of the school uniform vouchers printed for first year school children has been extended.

The valid period of the school uniform vouchers that had been printed for first year school children of 2019 was due to end on 30.04.2019. But considering the current situation of the country the Ministry of Education has decided to extend that valid period until 20.05.2019.

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