Inclusion of Law in School Curriculum: Tech Committee report handed over

By Gagani Weerakoon and Methmalie Dissanayake | Published: 2:00 AM Nov 27 2021
News Inclusion of Law in School Curriculum: Tech Committee report handed over

By Gagani Weerakoon and Methmalie Dissanayake 

The report of the technical Committee, appointed by the Parliamentary SubCommittee, on the Inclusion of Law as a Subject in the School Curriculum was submitted to the Parliamentary Consultative Committee on Education by State Minister Susil Premajayantha this week. Addressing the Committee, the State Minister said that it is proposed to change the subject of Citizenship Education, which is currently a compulsory subject from Grade 6 to Grade 9 in the school curriculum, to Law and Citizenship Education after these reforms. 

According to the report of the technical committee, the inclusion of law as a subject in the school curriculum will create awareness among children about the law, create awareness about the consequences of disobedience and punishment, provide an understanding of the rights protected by law, legislation and law enforcement mechanisms. It is expected to develop skills such as providing an understanding of the duties and responsibilities established by law in a civilised society. 

The State Minister further stated that the Final Report on the Policy Framework compiled in three sections on Educational Reforms in Vocational Education and Educational Reforms in Higher Education Educational Reforms from Early Childhood to Advanced Level in Relation to Expected New Education Reforms, has been released in August 2020. He also stated that a digital platform for anyone to express their views on general education was launched on 28 March 2021under the patronage of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

By Gagani Weerakoon and Methmalie Dissanayake | Published: 2:00 AM Nov 27 2021

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