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* Sri Lankan teachers require to have teaching licenses from 2016
Fri, Feb 14, 2014, 08:28 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 14, Colombo: From 2016 school teachers in Sri Lanka will be required to have a teaching license to teach in country's schools.

Sri Lankan Education authorities in Sri Lanka have decided to issue teaching licenses to all teachers in the country from 2016.

Director General of the National Education Institute (NEI), Prof. Abeyratna Bandara has said the Institute will issue the teaching licenses.

The licenses issued will have to be renewed annually and teachers will have to accomplish a set number of targets if they wish to receive and renew their teaching licenses.

Prof. Bandara has explained that after the programme to issue teaching licenses commence, teachers will have to possess the teaching license to teach in the country's schools and they will not be able to continue their careers without the license from 2016 onwards.

The NEI is currently in discussion with relevant authorities to commence the programme from 2016.

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