Schools to function five days a week

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The Ministry of Education has decided that all Government and Government approved private schools will function on all five days of the week, starting from today (15), from 7.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m.

Instructions have been given to all the provincial authorities to prepare a suitable transport programme for principals, teachers and students who experience transport difficulties.

During this school week, the principals should provide suitable relief for the teachers and students who are deeply affected by the transportation difficulties and the provincial education directors will inform the principals about the methods to provide such relief, the ministry said.

During the next three months, school time should be used for covering the syllabuses, and further instructions have been given to conduct co-curricular and extra-curricular activities outside of school hours and further limit the festivals held in schools.

BY J.T de Silva