Allowance for pre-school teachers from June
By Faadhila Thassim
Pre-school teachers will receive an allowance of Rs. 2,500 from June, the State Minister of Women and Child Development, Preschools and Primary Education, School Infrastructure and Education Services, Piyal Nishantha de Silva stated. He said President Gotabaya Rajapaksa took this decision to pay an allowance of Rs 2,500 as promised by the ‘Vistas of Prosperity' Manifesto. He added the allowance will be paid as the first stage of a three-stage procedure. He added under the second and third stages, steps will be taken to financially strengthen pre-school teachers. Silva further said further steps will be taken to introduce a media channel by which preschool students could keep up with their education that was disrupted due to the spread of COVID-19. “The pre-school system has been strengthened within a short span of time and steps will be taken to increase welfare benefits of pre-school teachers," he added.