Written by Zulfick Farzan
02 Jul, 2021 | 7:13 pm
COLOMBO (News 1st); Sri Lanka’s Education Ministry is to launch a program to re-open schools with less than 100 children in July in line with the full recommendations of the health sector, with the aim of providing education and education to all.
Minister of Education Professor G. L. Peiris said that during a discussion with the President, he emphasized that it is imperative that teachers be vaccinated first.
The Education Ministry hopes to re-open 1,439 schools with less than 50 students and 1523 schools with students numbering between 51 – 100.
‘There are 2962 schools with less than 100 students, across the country,” said the Education Minister.
“Based on health recommendations all teachers, officials and principals will be vaccinated and parents will have the confidence to send their children to school,” he added.
It is also expected to open 2000 centers throughout the country that will provide facilities to children without internet access and to use Mahindodaya laboratories, schools, temples, and community centers for this purpose.
District Development Committee Chairmen, Zonal Directors as well as Principals have identified 2096 such centers and they will open on the 05th of July, the Minister said.
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