Schools must be mosquito free when opening for 1st term in 2020

28 November 2019 11:34 pm - 3     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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The Education Ministry today instructed its officials to conduct a countrywide dengue prevention campaign in schools prior to the commencement of the O/L examination and again before the reopening of schools for the first term in 2020.

The Ministry said the officials had been advised to conduct cleaning programmes even on Sundays without disturbing the examinations.

“Instructions have been given to the provincial education directors, zonal education directors, principals of all teachers’ training colleges and colleges of education to take necessary measures to convert all schools into dengue-free zones,” the Ministry said in a media release.

“The Minister explained he had requested all principals, teachers, parents, past pupils associations and the people of the area to assist the students to clean the premises and those principals would be held responsible for the payment of fines imposed in the event any school is found to have dengue mosquito breeding grounds,” it said.

“The school premises should be cleaned before the new school term begins next year,” it said. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)

  Comments - 3

  • Kulunu Jay Friday, 29 November 2019 04:40 AM

    Students to clean the School? Principle will be fined if not?? Can someone please explain me why we need a government in this country?

    Postman Friday, 29 November 2019 08:18 AM

    Who is going to tell the mosquitoes not to attend school after the holidays?

    Biologist Friday, 29 November 2019 11:38 AM

    Like many medical problems, why is this Dengue a never ending problem ,not only in Sri Lanka, but in many countries ? The Answer : The Scientists do research in Universities and in Pharmaceutical companies ,but illogically , are not allowed to see patients directly. So Scientists are not getting first hand information to help with their research, they are being prevented from coming and dealing with patients in hospitals by jealous and egoistic simpletons called the “ DOCTORS “.


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