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The Premier promises to come up with a new school system

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By ITN News Editor May 22, 2019 19:33

The Premier promises to come up with a new school system

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says a new school system will be introduced that is free from racial or religious lines within two years.
The Premier was speaking at a function held at Temple Trees. The event was organized to award diplomas to students who completed the national teaching diploma program of National Educational Faculties. He highlighted that the new school system will be built upon the Sri Lankan identity. Addressing the event, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said that school teachers will be trained with cutting edge knowledge to improve the country’s education system. He added that only a limited number of untrained teachers are still in the schools. The Premier also emphasized that school education should not be restricted to curricula. He stated that the government will take measures to streamline the country’s international schools as well. Curricula of the international schools will also be subject to governmental regulations. Deputy Director General of the National Education Institute venerable Dr. Maabul-goda Sumanarathana thera, Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam, State Minister of Education Vijayakala Maheshwaran, Secretary to the Ministry of Education M. N. Ranasinghe, Director General of the NIE, Dr. T A R Jayanthi Gunasekera were also present at the event.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor May 22, 2019 19:33