National Education Policy to be presented soon

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The National Education Policy will be presented in the coming weeks with special attention to the ongoing G.C.E. Ordinary Level Examination, the upcoming G.C.E. Advanced Level and Scholarship examinations, together with the components covered in the syllabus.

A discussion was held in this regard and on a number of issues that need to be addressed as a matter of urgency in the education sector at President’s House yesterday (27).

During the meeting, the National Education Reform Process was discussed at length. Education Minister Susil Premajayantha said a reform is expected to be implemented with the objective of directing school leavers on the right path, expeditiously.

Director General of the National Education Institute, Dr. Sunil Jayantha Navaratne, said the education reform is prepared to implement a system that provides an opportunity for the students to show their potential and talents, not sticking to the method of merely imparting the contents of a book to the students.

Rajapaksa pointed out the need to develop a curriculum that would enable all students to study IT subjects, regardless of the subject area chosen. During the meeting, attention was also drawn to the issues related to school development, uniforms, textbooks and teacher training, the President’s Media Division said.

Secretary to the President Gamini Senarath, Chief of Staff Anura Dissanayake, Education Secretary M.N. Ranasinghe, and Heads of line institutions were also present.