By Chaturanga Samarawickrama
Teachers from National Schools who have been in service for more than three years would be permitted to admit their children to the school they are serving in, Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said yesterday.
The minister said this during a ceremony held to hand over letters permitting the admission of children of National School teachers who have completed three years of service at the Ministry.
“We have taken this decision in order to encourage such teachers so that they could carry out their teaching activities more effectively in future,” the minister said. Special procedures are made for a transparent decision to publish all student vacancies in newspapers to make it easy for the parents to admit their children. This decision would help teachers to obtain permission to enrol their children to schools except for Grades one, five, six and eleven, he said.