Oct 18, Colombo: President Maithripala Sirisena says that the National Policy on Preschool Education compiled by the National Education Commission will be presented to the Cabinet next week.
A national policy on preschool education has not been formulated and for the first time the national policy was formulated under the guidance of President Sirisena to promote the formalization of pre-school education.
This was disclosed at a meeting held between President Sirisena and the Governors and the Chief Secretaries of Provincial Councils at the Presidential Secretariat this morning.
A special committee appointed by the National Education Commission began the preparation of the National Policy in September 2018 studying the local and foreign research works and soliciting the opinions and suggestions of all institutions, organizations and parties concerned with early childhood development
All Provincial Governors expressed their gratitude to the President for initiating the launch of a National Policy on development of early childhood which is a critical period in the lives of children.
The provincial level education and health issues as well as the development projects at the provincial level and their progress were also discussed at length.
The President also said that action will be taken to involve all provincial Governors at future Cabinet Meetings to discuss these issues and arrive at policy decisions.
Secretary to the President Anura R. Seneviratne, Secretaries to the Ministries and government officials were present at the discussion.