Standardizing Int'l schools

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The need to regulate and standardize the international schools by a law enacted in Parliament was stressed by Education Minister Bandula Gunawardena today

Minister Gunawardane told Daily Mirror, that educationists had pointed out the need to devise a mechanism for the Education Ministry to monitor these schools. (KB)

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  • Nina Kamal Monday, 01 November 2010 06:51 PM

    Another just woke up! Now what he needs is some more wheat flour!!!

    Daniel Monday, 01 November 2010 07:20 PM

    what about Royal Institute, which is the best school

    seruvila Monday, 01 November 2010 11:37 PM

    Good idea sir. god bless you.

    jim jam Monday, 01 November 2010 11:41 AM

    Regulate everything!

    wellwisher Monday, 01 November 2010 11:55 AM

    We are number one in regulating everything!!!!!jeya wewa::::

    dpl Tuesday, 02 November 2010 02:42 AM

    what is the reason to standardize the international schools .international national schools much more better than srilanka education.srilankan students most of out of colombo students are finding difficult to work and study. in aborad.

    Aj Monday, 01 November 2010 12:09 PM

    If my memory stands correct, I believe the reason for that is that the Education Act of this country does not permit 100% private schools

    dpl Tuesday, 02 November 2010 02:53 AM

    minister please follow the international schools and improve the srilankan school.

    Fazeeha Nizam Monday, 01 November 2010 12:21 PM

    There was a similar move by Dr Tara de Mel under the presidency of Mrs Kumaratunge. Some schools paid a fee of Rs. 5,000/ and registered. What happened to that?

    Oyage Podi Guru Monday, 01 November 2010 12:43 PM

    There are only two legitimate international schools on this island: the British School and the Overseas School of Colombo. The rest just use the name.

    S Cynic Monday, 01 November 2010 12:47 PM

    Will it be something like the move to regulate the private buses? with much ado and nil result

    Himalie Wednesday, 03 November 2010 03:19 AM

    I totally agree with the comment of Hussain. Mr Minister first you have to consider the standards of the government schools. some schools have only 10 or 20 students and they do not have any facilities at all. but when it comes to school admissions you deduct 5 points for these schools as well as for the National schools which have lot of facilities.

    sltk2004 Tuesday, 02 November 2010 04:05 AM

    You mean bringing them down to the level of government schools ?

    kevin Tuesday, 02 November 2010 04:20 AM

    Why don"t you monitor National school before monitoring international schools. We are unable to set a correct question paper.... no teachers.....higher rate of exam failures..

    Nilantha Monday, 01 November 2010 09:45 AM

    Finally, a Good move.. presently International Schools covers under company act

    Suba Monday, 01 November 2010 09:49 AM

    This is going to be interesting. Must be like standardizing the rice when he was Trade Minister.

    Above the crowd Monday, 01 November 2010 09:54 AM

    An opportunity to destroy the International schools too. Please do it Bandula.

    sw Monday, 01 November 2010 02:12 PM

    The first thing Bandula G will do is to set up a mechanism for periodic revision of School Fees. The schools which charge low fess will be asked to increase their fees in line with others or they will be shut down.

    Musthafa Monday, 01 November 2010 09:59 AM

    All International schools are just like "Education Shop" to money making. GOSL must look all matter related with international schools, Culture, religion, and enviroment,
    The curriculum and system must be monitored by the Ministry of Education, Its good move but too late. Also all The Islamic private Madrasa Must be provided unic curriculam by the Goverment approved Sura Council to bring peace amond Mulims and avoid groupings.

    Naraka Kolla Monday, 01 November 2010 09:59 AM

    I think its better to check the standard of the government schools first. Majority of children are studying in government schools and its paramount that we ensure their standard before focusing on minority.

    Mandrake Monday, 01 November 2010 02:35 PM

    Well at last a great suggestion. He can mess the whole eduction system in Sri Lanka in one shot.

    saman Monday, 01 November 2010 02:38 PM

    Whats Wrong with these MP'?S SB is behind Local Uni's and Bandu's Behind Privete Uni's . Why are u guys harrasing the Education . Don't you think need of the hour is more employment !!! Do something for that .. then our mothers and sisters need not go out as slaves work in foreign country ! I do not really understand these Chintha's !

    Old Student Monday, 01 November 2010 10:05 AM

    Ape Tution Master ta Jaya Wewa... Good move..

    wije dias Monday, 01 November 2010 02:51 PM

    Bohoma hondai Sir ! montesori karayo genath balanta wei neda ?

    malkanthi Monday, 01 November 2010 10:07 AM

    International schools are like mushrooms! why dont check government school standard to start with?

    gALA PITA mADA Monday, 01 November 2010 02:53 PM

    This should have been done since inception of Int Schools,when this children enter the society don t know what will happen

    Regulator Monday, 01 November 2010 10:12 AM

    Mr. Minister, do you have any kind of sootharaya to regulate these mushrooming international schools. Anyway we had enough of your mila sootharaya.

    nihal Monday, 01 November 2010 10:18 AM

    urgent need. All most ever 1000 squre feet building become international schools. Destroying the future of thousands of children in this country

    sns Monday, 01 November 2010 03:51 PM

    this must have been done when the first int 'school was open in the country.it s good at least now the need has been recognised.better if they can include schools like........, where girl commited suiside recently where the education ministry had to say that they can not interfere due to that being private school, be in government, private , international or what ever, those who study there are our children, so this is good

    victoria Monday, 01 November 2010 10:21 AM

    SLFP took over al private schols in late 1958 with the motive of bringing all schools to the same hgher stanard an suseently brought down the standards of all schools to a lower level

    malkanthi Monday, 01 November 2010 10:26 AM

    Some of the leading ladies and boys private schools' , and the international schools decipline is Nil. Comparatively government school is ok.

    dsr-neckar Monday, 01 November 2010 04:02 PM

    Every corner of big cities has International Schools!! It’s funny! But there is no even a single student from overseas. This is another mess in Sri Lankan education. It is high time to regulate.

    Hussain Tuesday, 02 November 2010 06:04 AM

    One of the boys National Schools in Colombo 12 strugling without 25 teacher shortages. Mr. Minister why don't you look into this serious matter b4 looking into Intl schools.

    Piratheepan Monday, 01 November 2010 10:30 AM

    Get some money from them and approve ......

    Sampath Monday, 01 November 2010 10:39 AM

    Good move sir

    Bassa Monday, 01 November 2010 04:43 PM

    Im sure first to be 'regulated' will be Mohan Lal Grero's school

    wijendra Monday, 01 November 2010 04:49 PM

    These are education ministers. They look into those matters

    Above the crowd Monday, 01 November 2010 04:52 PM

    The nail that sticks out gets hammered .If they are doing better than the govt. schools, give them the works Bandula.

    kali p Tuesday, 02 November 2010 04:12 PM

    not even a single overseas student? I studied at Gateway and I can tell you that there are plenty of foreign students in the 'proper' international schools...

    Fair n Square Monday, 01 November 2010 05:15 PM

    that was used for lineing the pockets of OFFICIALS. so they kept numb and this is now again milking the cows. talking about FAT bank balances


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