Written by Zulfick Farzan
05 Jul, 2021 | 6:02 pm
COLOMBO (News 1st); Sri Lanka has established ‘Regional Learning Centres’ (RLCs) for students who are unable to engage in online education activities.
Due to the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic in the country, school education is currently being carried out through online platforms.
2,096 ‘Regional Learning Centres’ were established at multiple locations including schools, said the Education Ministry in a statement on Monday (05).
The ‘Regional Learning Centres’ was officially launched at the Dodampapitiya Primary School in Mathugama and the Omantha Settlement Primary School in Mathugama by Education Minister (Professor) G. L. Peiris.
Every ‘Regional Learning Centres’ is equipped with computers, tabs, laptops, internet facilities and other equipment required for online learning.
The Education Ministry also said a considerable number of schools teachers were administered with the COVID-19 vaccine as the government plans to re-open schools soon.
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.
The Education Ministry hopes to re-open 1,439 schools with less than 50 students and 1523 schools with students numbering between 51 – 100.
Based on health recommendations all teachers, officials and principals will be vaccinated and parents will have the confidence to send their children to school,” The Education Minister said in early July.
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