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Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said today, his ministry was considering whether to introduce new regulations to ban tuition classes for students between the school hours of 7.30 am and 1.30 pm.

“We will be considering whether to stop tuition classes during schools hours or whether this problem has to be solved in some other way,” he said.

He told this at a briefing held to inform the mediaabout the Education Ministry’s Rs.2,000 million project to install flush toilets and pit latrines at countrywide primary schools, which do not have proper sanitary facilities. (Piyumi Fonseka)

  Comments - 15

  • lkboy Monday, 28 September 2015 02:22 PM

    Good idea. Teachers give more prominence to their tuition than the school classroom.

    Rasheed Monday, 28 September 2015 02:41 PM

    Before you ban, see that the teachers do their teaching properly during School hours.

    Sapu Monday, 28 September 2015 02:53 PM

    Those are really good ideas

    Piumi Monday, 28 September 2015 03:20 PM

    Why not on Sundays morning too....? Its a main requirement to get the religious education by all 4 Buddhists, Christians, Hindus

    Djay Monday, 28 September 2015 03:45 PM

    Well obviously you cannot do tuition during school hrs as children will be in school. Tuition will not be necessary if teachers so their jobs well and provided curriculam is made to to avoid brain drain for children

    Leo Monday, 28 September 2015 04:17 PM

    Are there tution classs during school hours via DM Android App

    ANTON Monday, 28 September 2015 04:17 PM


    brainmaster Monday, 28 September 2015 04:23 PM

    If the teachers are well qualified, instructed

    iMan Monday, 28 September 2015 04:27 PM

    Why not ban tuition classes on weekdays. allow only week end classes. you will be doing a huge favor for the country.

    simon Monday, 28 September 2015 04:48 PM

    Very true.Sometime back we never had tuition unless you are very weak on a subject

    BuffaloaCitizen Monday, 28 September 2015 04:50 PM

    More than that, try to find out why the heck children clamor to go for tuition classes. In the west, children study in school and tuition is unheard. Without talking about banning, bring in a system that provides benefits to principles and teachers who bring in good teaching and results in the classroom. In the west, children love going to school, because the method of teaching and curricular activities are simply brilliant, but here the whole system is dud including the ministers of this subject.

    sarathsk Monday, 28 September 2015 05:29 PM

    There may be tuition classes during school hours targeted mainly for private candidates who have finished there schooling. If the students are cutting school and attending tuition classes what the government should do is to make sure that the school teachers do their job properly. What most of the school teachers (mainly in popular schools) usually do is setting test papers of very high standard without teaching the children. Because they know that children are taking private tuition. I think it is high time that the government introduces surprise visits by school inspectors like they did in good old days. Because some teachers never even go to their classes during the entire term. We should try and treat the real cause and not the symptoms.

    moxie Monday, 28 September 2015 11:15 PM

    Partially correct. However, tuition is prevelant in large scale, one on one, small classes, and online.

    ET Tuesday, 29 September 2015 07:21 AM

    Weekend specially Sundays is dedicated to Daham Pasel, so ban classes on Sundays only. If government schools teach well and cover syllabuses then student will have no need to follow tution.

    indika Tuesday, 29 September 2015 10:23 AM

    Please consider limit for tution fees also

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