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Tuitions to be banned in school hours: Akila

5 April 2018 03:05 pm - 13     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Cabinet paper would be brought in soon to ban tuition classes during school hours, Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said today.

He told Parliament that tuition classes would be banned from 7.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. on weekdays.

Minister Kariyawasam said schools had been provided with sufficient teachers and Principals and added that more teachers would be recruited this year to fill vacancies left.

"We thought tuition classes emerged due to the lack of teachers. But it is not so. They have become a fashion today," he said. (Ajith Siriwardana and Yohan Perera)

  Comments - 13

  • anton Thursday, 05 April 2018 04:27 PM

    Should ban tution classes on Sundays. Give the children some time to breathe.

    Nahfees Thursday, 05 April 2018 04:37 PM

    Oh Mr minister , expect another strike !

    Saman Thursday, 05 April 2018 04:38 PM

    I have no problem with this decision. But it will affect differently to the normal middle class students and prevailed first class students. People who has money has no problem with hiring a tuition master for individual classes. Think about it.

    robert Thursday, 05 April 2018 05:17 PM

    Sir, please also consider to band early monrning classes on school days

    angel Thursday, 05 April 2018 05:24 PM

    Only the poor and ordinary class will be hit. The rich have one on one private tuition classes, which they cannot ban. You must ensure that not only do we have sufficient teachers but also that they teach well. Most teachers sleep in school and become very active when giving tuition. No one checks the efficiency of these school teachers.

    Ceylon Thursday, 05 April 2018 05:29 PM

    This minstrr thibk only school children geting tutions??.millions of children who want more passess and those who no more attend schools i have a question that this minister's qualifications.

    Siri deAlwis Thursday, 05 April 2018 05:33 PM

    Best is to ban tuition classes totally. Enough if children learn during normal school hours. Teachers just minting money.Siri

    sigiriya Thursday, 05 April 2018 05:36 PM

    This means that school teachers can be the tuition teachers after school hours. Nice!

    Anonymous Thursday, 05 April 2018 05:57 PM

    the solution is simple. If students don't have 80% attendance and satisfactory progress at school without valid reason, then they should contribute towards cost of their government exams, text books, uniforms and services.

    Ahmed Thursday, 05 April 2018 06:31 PM

    Tuitions should be banned on Saturday and Sunday

    Why Tuition Thursday, 05 April 2018 07:07 PM

    If the Teachers and the School were Good - why you need Tuition. In the 1960/70's we passed with Flying Colors without Tuition to a Single Subject.

    SAM Friday, 06 April 2018 02:33 PM

    Crackers too should be banned for the untouchables.

    nimal Friday, 06 April 2018 04:37 PM

    yes we are ready. ban doctor too

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