Govt. to broad-base education: PM

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Government hopes to give schools the freedom to choose the subjects they need to teach in their respective institutions, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said at Kandy's Trinity College prize giving.

He said the government might focus on introducing subjects such as dress designing and hair dressing to schools.

“This way students studying for the advanced level could learn the basics before attending vocational training centers. What we hope to do is to give you the opportunity to plan your career in school itself,” the Prime Minister said and added that character building was also important and this aspect too would be looked into.

He said the Government was also focusing on ensuring that children obtain employment as soon as they leave school.

“We want to see that children obtain employment when they leave school and that is why we have focused on industrial development as well. We will also take steps to develop the Kandy District keeping in mind the focus on tourism,” the Prime Minister said and added that a cultural centre would be set up in the vicinity of the Bogambara Prisons Complex while developing the Colombo-Hambantota-Kandy corridor with two air ports and two sea ports.
The Prime Minister stressed the need for all political parties to get together if the country was to achieve economic progress.

“We are ready to work with the Opposition, with the JVP and any other political parties. Let us rally round President Maithripala Sirisena to achieve these goals. If we don’t do it now even countries such like Afghanistan will move ahead leaving us still struggling to succeed,” he added. (Yohan Perera)

  Comments - 10

  • Suni Saturday, 11 February 2017 01:35 PM

    All hopes and useless talk, but no constructive action.

    lkboy Monday, 13 February 2017 12:29 PM

    "dress designing and hair dressing" - mangala will be happy.

    Nimali Saturday, 11 February 2017 04:43 PM

    As expected RW has no real strategy or blueprint for the future of our country.

    concern Saturday, 11 February 2017 08:44 PM

    Nothing wrong learning agriculture regardless Royal college or villages

    aravinda Saturday, 11 February 2017 09:23 PM

    So, you think because of Royal College OBA we should stop introducing broad based education for rest of the schools in the country? This is the kind of thinking that drags our country to the stone age.

    Lk Saturday, 11 February 2017 10:46 PM

    New AL batch didn't start yet!

    sanath Sunday, 12 February 2017 02:34 AM

    day dreams 1 chewing gum and denims,tab for A/Levels, Free WiFi, Sky rails

    Godaya Sunday, 12 February 2017 07:17 AM

    You need both robotics and agriculture. Even now, I don't know any Royalists aspire to do agriculture. So let them teach what their students demand.

    Banda Saturday, 11 February 2017 10:26 AM

    More talks wheres tabs via DM Android App

    dcol Saturday, 11 February 2017 12:05 PM

    So.. with OBA funding, Royal College can teach Robotics while Village school can teach Agriculture?

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