Although Education Ministry Secretary, Prof. Kapila Perera recently said that steps would be taken to admit students and employ teachers in the nearest school to reduce their transport issues, General Secretary of the Ceylon Teachers Union (CTU) Joseph Stalin said they have not been informed of any such decision.
Speaking to Ceylon Today, he noted that it was the unions that submitted a proposal to Education Ministry to employ teachers willing to work at the nearest schools.
However, they have rejected the request and they have not taken any decision nor informed us in writing till today, Stalin added.
“We hope they will make a good decision considering the country’s situation and the problems students and teachers face when they travel to school.”
He further said that the union has organised a May Day rally today (1) in Gangarama Stanley Janz Playground and the march to the venue would commence from 11 a.m. near Lake House Roundabout.
By Eunice Ruth