BoI won’t register any more private schools

6 December 2013 01:00 pm - 5     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Education Minister Bandula Gunawardene today told Parliament that the Board of Investment (BoI) had stopped the registration of any private schools hereafter.

The minister was responding to United National Party (UNP) parliamentarian Akila Virage Kariyawasam who raised this matter in the House during the committee stage of the budget debate on the Education Ministry.

“The BoI will not entertain any request for registration of private schools,” he said.

Mr. Kariyawasam who started the debate on behalf of the opposition said there were serious questions about the quality of education being offered at some private and international schools.

“A friend of mine is an English graduate. She was offered an appointment to teach advanced level science subjects at an international school. She declined saying science is not her academic discipline. The school authorities had then asked her to explain the prescribed textbooks to students,” he said.

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  • investigator Saturday, 07 December 2013 07:15 AM

    make the proper management for the system,not to stop the educational schools.from this desicion can understand what kind of educational athorities in unp press the government to offer more private school registrations with proper is stupid to stop new schools because some schools do some negligence.check how government schools are neglected chilsren,it is in thousands of casess.

    OMG Saturday, 07 December 2013 07:35 AM

    Yet another case of changing the pillow to cure a headache.

    gOB Saturday, 07 December 2013 08:28 AM

    better to have some education than no education to many children in the country

    xlntgson Saturday, 07 December 2013 09:43 AM

    Hire and fire schools, no permanent teachers!

    Chanz Saturday, 07 December 2013 10:31 AM

    Well said OMG. Why can't government establish standards for both private and government schools both? Even the quality of government schools is not up to the modern education requirement.

    I have seen curriculum of private schools .. which is much better than current curriculum of government schools.

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