Attention drawn to reduce number of subjects of GCE O/Level curricula to...

Attention drawn to reduce number of subjects of GCE O/Level curricula to six

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Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam says that attention is focused on reducing the number of subjects in the GCE Ordinary Level curricula to six. The Minister made these remarks while participating at the ceremony held to provide a grant amounting to 700 million rupees to school libraries. The grant was given to 3600 schools, countrywide. The minister also stated that a program will be implemented to encourage children to read books.
Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam further noted a medal system will be introduced to school children to encourage book reading.
It is also pondered to provide oversees experience to the school children who are enthusiastic on reading. The Minister noted that 150,000 laptops will be distributed among the schools next year.