Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 13 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Over 1,000 new math and science teachers recruited to Sri Lanka education sector
Wed, Oct 3, 2012, 12:33 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Oct 02, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa today presented teaching appointments to 1,000 math and science graduates and appointments to administrators and principals at a function in the Temple Trees.

In a measure to uplift the education sector, especially, in math as science, appointments were given to 1,200 science, math and English teachers. Another 2,178 principals and 150 members for Sri Lanka Education Administrative Service were also received relevant appointment letters.

The President yesterday launched a program to set up 409 "Mahindodaya" technical laboratories throughout the country. The government says over 16 billion rupees will be spent on a programme to revolutionize the education sector by 2016.

Addressing the function, Education Minister Bandula Gunawardena said the government has focused special attention on creating equal opportunities of education for all students in the country.

Discrimination in education is the root course for many problems existing in the current education system, and there is a tough competition from the year one admission to A-Level examination in Sri Lanka at present, the Minister noted.

Gunawardena pointed out that only 22 percent of students follow science and math subjects in A-Level classes while another 25 percent follow commerce subjects. He further noted that there is a severe dearth in teachers for science and commerce streams.

Speaking to the new recruits Secretary to the President Lalith Weeratunga said teachers are a set of a people who build the nation and therefore, their responsibility is to direct the students in the correct path.

Parliamentarian Mohan Lal Grero, Chief Minister of Western Provincial Council Prasanna Ranatunga and top officials of the education ministry also participated in the event.

(Photos by Sudath Silva)



ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lankan youth withdraws more than hundred times of his savings from ATMs
Sri Lankan Minister warns of severe debt crisis if revenues not increased
Abduction of a four year old child shocks Sri Lanka as police remain clueless
Sri Lanka securities regulator licenses the country's first ever dollar fund
Militant Buddhist monk organization in Sri Lanka invades Ministry of Buddhist Affairs again
Factions of Sri Lanka doctors' union at national hospital clash
Minor staff employees of Sri Lanka government hospitals stage protest in capital city
Sri Lanka's Rajarata University to reopen on August 04 after a month-long closing
IMF Executive Director, President discuss Sri Lanka's role in Asian region
Massive investments Sri Lanka made must be utilized for greater economic benefits - President

Copyright © 2000, 2012 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.