National education policy needs to be developed: President Sirisena

National education policy needs to be developed: President Sirisena

National education policy needs to be developed: President Sirisena

Written by Tharushan Fernando

09 Jun, 2015 | 6:34 pm

President Maithripala Sirisena, addressing a meeting of officers from the National Education Commission at the Presidential Secretariat, stated that the national education policy needs to be developed through the identification of national and international needs.

He added that although the exterior of technical colleges in the island has an elevated look, there are no lecturers and most of the courses are not being conducted.

He added that Tamil, Sinhala and Muslim students were asked whether they receive a quality education at these technical colleges as well as if they think the country is being benefited. He noted that students from the north and those whose first language is Tamil said that they don’t have lecturers who could teach them Sinhalese and students in the Sinhala medium had said that they want to learn Tamil.

He further noted that there is dire need of teachers in the north who can teach Sinhalese at Tamil and Muslim schools.

The President’s Media Division said that the operations of the National Education Commission were also reviewed.

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