Shortcomings in Edu Ministry to be rectified by year end – Susil

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Minister of Education Susil Premajayantha pledged that the Ministry of Education will rectify shortcomings in the education sector arising from the pandemic and crisis situation in the country, by the end of this year.

He said educational activities such as conducting examinations, issuing results, distributing textbooks, and admitting students to universities will be back to normal by December.

The Minister was speaking when the new Secretary of Education Nihal Ranasinghe was aqppointed.

He said under such a difficult economic situation, providing lunch to children and restoring Pirivena  education should be done expeditiously.

Premajayantha said a country’s administration is structured in a systematic manner, and when it deviates by-products emerge. Therefore, it is crucial to implement that administrative system in accordance with formal procedure within the Ministry of Education. Ministry officials were also present.

BY Kanchana Kolagolla