Written by Staff Writer
16 Nov, 2015 | 8:16 pm
The third Annual International Conference for heads of schools was held under the auspices of the Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam. The event, organised by the International Schools of Sri Lanka also known as TISSL, was held recently.
Minister of Education, Akila Viraj Kariyawasam stated that schools which follow international curriculum provides opportunity for all migrants to achieve education, whilst bringing foreign exchange to the country as school fees.
He went on to note that these are not with disadvantages such as sending enormous amount of money out of the island as examination fees, encouraging students for foreign higher education which makes the situation alarming in the near future in respect of foreign exchange.
He observed that some international schools are slowly but steadily switching over to the national curriculum. He stated:
Moreover, the education of school children concerns the country’s entire future. Therefore, it is imperative that the government should take steps to monitor these schools to ensure the quality and uniformity of education in order to achieve national education goals rather than adopting a pessimistic attitude towards private schools.
Chairman of the TISSL, Dr. Harsha Alles stated that even though some schools are perceived as “good” and some are not, what matters is not the school, but the classroom you go to.
Explaining further, he stated that if the school heads and teachers can work together on the common progress of all students such schools will witness not only growth, but also achievement.
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