Don’t be Afraid to Send Your Child to School – Dinesh
By JT de Silva
Minister of Education Dinesh Gunewardene implored parents not to be afraid to send their children to schools once they reopen tomorrow after the closure due to the spread of COVID19 in the country. He said that parents and teachers alike have the responsibility not to tamper with the students’ right to receive free education despite whatever grievances they have with regard to salaries and other pertinent issues.
The Minister made these remarks while undertaking an inspection visit to a few schools in Colombo District which were being readied for the reopening on 21 October. Gunawardene asked principals and teachers alike to place their implicit trust in the Government resolving their salary anomalies issue and advised them to commence the education process for the sake of the student population here.