Schools to re-open today – Stalin

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All schools in the country will re-open today (17), the Ministry of Education said.

However, teacher trade unions allege that even though school activities begin today as usual, the fuel crisis could affect it.

Addressing the media, yesterday (16) Ceylon Teachers’ Union (CTU) General Secretary, Joseph Stalin said the Government should pay more attention to addressing the shortcoming.

“The G.C.E. Ordinary Level (O/L) examination is scheduled to start on 23 May. The authorities should swing into action to resolve the issues within the next four days, as it would be difficult for children, also to principals, teachers and staff, who need to perform their duties at the examination centres,” he said.

Stalin suggested the Government should come up with a system where principals, teachers and staff, who need to perform their duties at the examination centres can get fuel by showing their IDs, therefore, they can report to duty without any problem.

By Nabiya Vaffoor