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Education Minister Bandula Gunawardane charged today that the principals of some leading schools had secured human and physical resources in excess of the required amount to their schools by providing false information to the Ministry.

The Minister said that he would appoint a special investigation unit to take action against such errant principals.

“These principals have misled the Ministry. They submit timetables asking for more teachers though there is no such need in reality.  In the absence of a mechanism to ascertain the veracity of such information, the Ministry accepts it as genuine. Yet, they have purportedly done it to avoid the transfer of teachers   from their schools. We have found instances where some teachers have worked at the same place for years,” he said. (Kelum Bandara)

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  • mohamed Tuesday, 28 December 2010 06:59 AM

    education is not like eatble and consuming items

    Well Wisher Tuesday, 28 December 2010 07:00 AM

    Good good...... A really good step if it z done perfectly,

    We thankq Minsiter....

    lakmikanth Monday, 27 December 2010 12:01 PM

    Mr.minister,since you know the subject matter well,you have understood the situation well. initiate the actions as early as possible.

    anemagekata Monday, 27 December 2010 12:44 PM

    ela ela

    Kan Monday, 27 December 2010 12:50 PM

    Are those schools showing any good results in spite of this?Standard of education is going down and down in every institution whether private or public. There is no word like integrity in the head of institutions which can be challenged.

    Man B Monday, 27 December 2010 01:16 PM

    there are some Principals works after there retirement age.
    please take action against them also.

    Hareesz Monday, 27 December 2010 02:49 PM

    How about the errant politicians?

    Friend in Need Monday, 27 December 2010 04:34 PM

    Dear Minister,
    they not only misled the ministry. you must awere that so many mal practices taken place with regard to school admission in colombo's leadings schools. please appoint the spicial committee to investigate. please safe guard the right of free education for every citizen.

    Observer Monday, 27 December 2010 09:12 PM

    All schools irrespective of status, leading or otherwise must have same treatment from the Education ministry. Those who try to wrongly influence leading schools should understand that it is misaapropriation of funds (indirect) at the expenses of non leading schools.

    This is a clear violation of equity and considered as discrimination to non leading schools. Minister is quite right in his approach to eliminate the issue. Based on findings of the inquiry, the law book must be thrown hard against such errant Principals. Good work Minister.

    raj Monday, 27 December 2010 11:29 PM

    if you or anyone belong to don't like any principal, then label them as they are errand principal, then punish them easily. Karuna and and Douglas and Devenanda are still with you. Dont need to make statement. Instead, proceed legal action those who corrupt.

    Rizna Tuesday, 28 December 2010 03:53 AM

    Good move by Minister. Disobeying the recent directive, some even do not release teachers who have served more than 8 years in the same school and even go to the extent of complaining to the ministry higher ups with misleading info when good officials now taken up the job try to clean up the mess. A principal in a leading Colombo girls school is reported to be unleashing terror on teachers as well as such officials.

    Roshan Tuesday, 28 December 2010 04:33 AM

    What about the the semi government School where the teachers are paid by the Government.


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