Written by Teena Marian
18 Apr, 2022 | 9:11 am
COLOMBO (News 1st); The Department of Education announced that Government schools and Government approved Private Schools will re-open from Monday (18).
However, authorities said the decision to add an extra one hour to the school timetable with effect from Monday (18), has been suspended.
The Department of Education had earlier decided to extend the school hours by one-hour to complete the syllabus.
The Minister further said that the decision was suspended to further organize the measure before implementation.
The Department of Education said that students will be admitted to Grade 01 for the academic year of 2022, of Sinhala and Tamil schools from Tuesday (19).
Students will be admitted to Grade 01 for Muslim schools on the 5th of May.
A suitable program should be conducted to welcome new students, where the parents of new students should also be made aware of the purpose of primary education, said the Education Ministry.
A statement issued by the Education Ministry said that Principals should ensure that these programs are conducted and completed within a short period under health guidance.
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