Shorter August vacations to catch up on lost lessons?

Shorter August vacations to catch up on lost lessons?

Written by Staff Writer

20 May, 2019 | 7:49 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st) –  The Army commander Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake and Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariywasam request all parents, to send their children to schools with their minds at ease.

Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake, noted that rumours have led to a low turn out in schools islandwide. He requested the general public to shed their fears and confidently send their children to schools as the police and tri-forces remain vigilant. He added that safeguard of the students is one of their utmost priorities at the time. He went on to note that the unrest situations across the island have been contained and special joint security programmes have been implemented to avoid future incidents.

The Minister of Education noted that the government was confident when they decided to reopen schools, as the tri-forces assured that the security condition in the country was restored. He added that as an additional security measure they would install CCTV cameras at school premises. He went on to note that the ministry is strategizing to pick up the syllabus where it was interrupted and to fast track the lessons as they have limited time. He mentioned that the ministry would either reduce the number of days in August vacation or hold weekend classes to compensate for the days lost.


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