Grade 1 admission threshold raised for 2016

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The number of students being admitted to grade one at government schools would be increased to 40 for next year, and the process to cut the number to 35 would start from 2017, the Education Ministry yesterday said.

It said the increment of the student number 40 would only be valid for 2016 and from 2017, the number would be reduced to 35 one by one student application.

It further said the number should reach 35 by 2021.

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  • shif Thursday, 31 December 2015 09:56 AM

    Colombo and suburbs population has doubled in last 10 years. Apartments are building like mushrooms but no new Schools been built. This it is all driven by lack of planning and international school mafia. All what this do is marginalise middle class and creating a generation of missed opportunities.If there are no lands in Colombo and suburbs why government cannot invest in existing Schools and build more class rooms (I am sure old boy/girl unions will fund it). If an international School can be build using a 6 perch land I am sure leading Colombo Schools can double the capacity easily without affecting the quality.

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