Nearest School is the Best School
Sri Lanka education currently falls under the control of both the Central Government and the Provincial Councils, with some responsibilities lying with the Central Government and the Provincial Council having autonomy for others. Total of 10194 schools are registered under these two categories with the student population of 4.1 Million and 241,018 teachers.
The Ministry of Education is implementing a national program called “The Nearest School is the Best School” (NSBS) as a flagship program of the Ministry’s medium term strategic development plan from 2016 to 2020 with the aim of achieving the objectives of the fivefold education policy statement of the government under the theme of ensuring equity in education. The overall budget of the programme is 64.95 Billion.