Sept 30, Colombo: The education authorities of Sri Lanka have made new recommendations for appointing school principals in the future.
The recommendations, national educational policies and proposals for general education in Sri Lanka, are based on the proposals presented to the parliamentary advisory committee on education.
According to the recently released policies and proposals, new principals appointed to state schools should be seconded to that school three months before the current principal leaves the school and where an acting appointment has to be made to such a post, it should not be for more than three months.
It is proposed that vacancies for principals should be filled only with those within the service, except when Sri Lanka Education Administrative Service (SLEAS) officers are to be given experience.
The proposals also state that future teacher educator recruits should possess postgraduate Degrees in the relevant field and knowledge of English.
Education authorities are to implement these proposals soon.