350,000 students are admitted to Grade One this year

350,000 students are admitted to Grade One this year

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The admission of children for Grade One this year commenced today. The national ceremony was held at President’s College in Kotte. The national ceremony at the President’s College was held under the patronage of Minister Akila Viraj Kriyawasam.
Expressing his views on the occasion Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said that a colossal sum has been allocated for education under the guidance of the President and the Prime Minister. He emphasized that no one would be permitted to swindle this money or take commissions.
The Ministry of Education said that the number of students to be admitted to Grade One in Government Schools during this year is 350,000. They will be taken in for 9480 Government Schools.
Then Education Ministry said that text books and school uniform vouchers of these new students have been directed to the respective schools.
The admittance of students to Grade One this year took place under the guidance of Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam at
President’s College in Kotte. The official distribution of school text books also took place at this function. Present on the occasion were Deputy Minister V. Radhakrishnan and Deputy Minister Dr. Harsha de Silva.