The Cabinet has granted its nod to increase the allowance of Principals.
Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said that the Teacher Assistant Allowance will be increased to 10,000 rupees. He revealed of plans to recruit 1093 graduate teachers.
Addressing a news conference held in Colombo today, the Education Minister said that there are 10,161 schools in the island. Cabinet approval has been received to increase the allowance of the Principals of these schools from 2500 rupees to 6500 rupees. Also the Teachers Assistance allowance will be increased from 6000 to 10,000 rupees.
The Education Minister said that approval has been received to recruit civil defence officers serving in the North and East to the teacher service on a voluntary and contract basis.
The Minister also said that as a solution to the dearth of Tamil teachers in the Estate and national schools, Cabinet approval had been received to recruit 3202 retired teachers on a contract basis.