Health and hygiene should be taught in-depth in schools – Dullas
By Thameenah Razeek
Students should be educated in-depth on how to adopt hygienic procedures, how to protect themselves from illnesses and how health care should be included in textbooks, said Minister of Education Dullas Alahapperuma.
The Minister made these comments during an observation tour covering several schools in the Colombo District on 29 June to find out how principals, deputy principals, teachers, non-academic and school management staff are implementing special measures in their schools under the first phase of reopening schools.
The schools have taken enough steps for planning and implementing sterilisation, hand washing and laundry room preparation, as well as tailoring to the extended school schedule.
The Ministry of Education has informed all principals that further action should be taken in accordance with the guidelines and circular formulated by the Ministry of Education with the assistance of the local health authorities and the security forces.
In this regard, the school should maintain a practical plan that protects the school’s hygiene practices and on how to maintain the learning process after children are called to school.
He visited the Malabe Boys’ College, the Dharmapala Vidyalaya in Pannipitiya, the Anula Vidyalaya in Nugegoda and the Tamil School in Nugegoda.