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* Sri Lanka Ministry of Education to recruit 1,000 principals and 7,000 teachers
Sun, Jun 19, 2011, 09:35 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

June 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka Ministry of Education says that applications will be called for recruitment of 1,000 principals for the 1,000 secondary schools being developed now.

Ministry sources say that these principals are to be selected through competitive examination and interviews. The experienced teachers will be eligible to apply for the posts.

The Ministry of Education further announced that 7,000 teachers would also be recruited to fill the vacancies of certain subject areas.

The teachers include 1,000 each for subjects like IT, English and Science. The process of recruiting over 3,000 aesthetics teachers is also now underway.

The Ministry has also announced the recruitment of 3,200 students to the teacher trainee

program at the National Colleges of Education and the gazette notification in this regard will be issued on June 24.

Students who have passed GCE Advanced Level with high marks next to the university cut-off will be taken in to the National Colleges of Education to follow the three year National Diploma in Teaching.

Chief Commissioner of Faculties of Education Tissa Hewawitharana says about 3,200 students will be admitted for teacher training in the National Colleges of Education this year.

The majority of them will be selected for primary teaching. There are 17 Colleges of Education functioning throughout the island at present.

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