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The Education Ministry was mulling changing the school uniforms and the dress code for pregnant teachers of the State schools, based on the different climates of different districts so as to make it comfortable for the children and teachers, Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said today.

While addressing a ceremony at the Maliyadewa College in Kurunegala yesterday Minister Kariyawasam said school children were facing a lot of difficulties to keep their white uniforms clean.

“School uniforms should be comfortable. Schools may have rights to select their suitable uniform for their children but it still remains a question, as to why those schools don’t do so. In the Districts like Moneragala I see school children wearing uniforms with neck ties,” the Minister said.

He said there should be a way to get rid of such uniforms and to switch to a more comfortable uniform.

Meanwhile, he also said t hat pregnant teachers used to wear the traditional Saree to school even during the advanced stages of pregnant. He said it would be very uncomfortable and not suitable dress for them.

“I was planning to discuss the issue with the committee to take a decision on changing pregnant teachers’ dress. There are 237,000 teachers in the country and the majority of them are female teachers. The way we approach these issues is wrong,” he said.

“Other countries have gone too far with new ideas. The time has come to think of a proper education in a proper way to make our education on par with international standards,” he noted.(Chaturanga Pradeep)

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  • sabras Saturday, 04 March 2017 05:11 PM

    my friend, He is an education minister so, He should think about students not Armed forces...

    Ram Wednesday, 01 March 2017 01:30 AM

    Good move about the pregnant teachers and a direction to remove the neck tie. If new uniforms are to be introduced for the children that will be new material and a new Commission Ha Haaa

    Asrar Wednesday, 01 March 2017 01:35 AM

    Why you want pregnant teachers to wear bed jackets ? and student polo shirts ? there are lots of other things to do concentrate on them

    Dot Wednesday, 01 March 2017 02:51 AM

    One wonders why Students have to buy Blazers to look smart in the school uniform .In cold climes the Uniform changes with the seasons .Blazers fit in with winter wear and is an expensive drain in finances for Parents a grumble even in Australia where second hand school shops make available such attire at discount rates .I use to admire the cool uniform for girls minus collars back in the 60s and use to wonder why students had to wear knee high socks in the heat of Colombo .About time the Parents , Teachers and the Experts sat down and gave thought to this aspect of the day to day life of a student .

    Anil Wednesday, 01 March 2017 04:22 AM

    Good initiative. Need two different uniforms for rainy and dry season.

    Gratiaen Hewa Wednesday, 01 March 2017 10:21 PM

    We hail You Sir,It's a good move. High time to give a face-lift to the school uniforms as well as for the pregnant teachers' dress.We are definite that you will make more changes to the entire satisfaction of both the parents as well as general public alike.You are an educated Politician!!!

    Anja Wednesday, 01 March 2017 06:45 AM

    Did you not see that students were wearing no shoes at same area where people very hardly send their children to schools which do not have not even basic sanitary facilities. via DM Android App

    ceylon Wednesday, 01 March 2017 06:49 AM

    allow teachets to wear dress they are vomfortable with.saree is a difficult dress to wear for any occation. via DM Android App

    Akila Wednesday, 01 March 2017 06:59 AM

    Is this guy suffering from migraineGod bless our kids. via DM Android App

    ANTON Wednesday, 01 March 2017 07:06 AM

    ENOUGH HEARING OF CHANGE....... TRY CHANGING MINISTRIES FIRST. (WITH THE EXCEPTION OF SAJITH'S MINISTRY)

    Green Citizen Monday, 06 March 2017 01:08 PM

    Very good move !! But there are more and more schools to be developed in the rural area. better focus on that.

    Kaboos Wednesday, 01 March 2017 08:18 AM

    Do not change the pillow for headaches

    sobers Wednesday, 01 March 2017 08:22 AM

    Minister, their are far more issues to be sorted out. Increase the standards of O/L and A/L education in par with international standards, bring in discipline among corrupt teachers and more professionalism, Reduce the tution menace......

    za Wednesday, 01 March 2017 08:29 AM

    Good Initiation..

    JAN Wednesday, 01 March 2017 08:40 AM

    Akila prepare National Modern advance Education system for all our childrens to face future challenges later uniforms via DM Android App

    Yehiya Wednesday, 01 March 2017 09:00 AM

    Yes. White is not suitable to dust climate

    DillonDP Wednesday, 01 March 2017 09:15 AM

    Akila i think this is a good move, and a start hope JVP wont strike

    nathan Wednesday, 01 March 2017 09:33 AM

    Will cost a billion commission.Use the money for some usefull purpose.

    Mahesh Eragoda Saturday, 04 March 2017 11:51 AM

    EDUCATION

    bonkers Wednesday, 01 March 2017 07:23 PM

    Swim suit for the rainy season

    German Jacob Wednesday, 01 March 2017 11:16 AM

    Is it a speech a Hon. Education Minister should give it to the Teachers and the students. What a shame.


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