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By Lakna Paranamanna


Education Ministry Secretary Sunil S. Sirisena says they are planning to draft a new education bill by mid December of this year.

"Currently the parliamentary consultative committee on education is accumulating various viewpoints of public interest groups so that the various suggestions can be amalgamated during the preparation of the new education bill. The committee is sifting through the suggestions and comments received to be included in the new education bill. We hope to complete the process by early December,” Mr. Sirisena told Daily Mirror.

The new education bill is said to contain several reforms for the Grade 5 scholarship examination as well as O/L and A/L examinations through measures such as the addition of a technology subject stream for A/Ls. A national policy is to be prepared for the education sector.
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  • Maruwa Monday, 16 August 2010 04:01 PM

    First of all find well trained teachers to the govt schools, because most of the students are tired of going classes.

    Mifaz Tuesday, 17 August 2010 03:31 AM

    Sri Lanka is in the path of US governing style using the term 'BILL'

    Ibnu Batuta Monday, 16 August 2010 08:42 AM

    Do what is good for the future generation, not your party.

    gunda Monday, 16 August 2010 08:55 AM

    The minister of education is reported to have said that Chinese language will be taught at scools. I am waiting for the Chinese version of Daily Mirror.

    roger Monday, 16 August 2010 09:23 AM

    as long as they are taught to spell "school" correctly. :)

    Bluff Bluff Monday, 16 August 2010 09:25 AM

    Does that mean, in November there will be another new bill if another politico succeeds the present Education Minister?

    gunda Monday, 16 August 2010 09:28 AM

    roger we are leaving 'englis' behind, who cares about its spelling.

    Smart Aleck Monday, 16 August 2010 10:22 AM

    National Policies should cover at least a period of twenty years and not be changed with every change of government. I hope that this proposed operation will not adversely affect the present students who are on the threshold of sitting the GCE (O-Level) and (A-Level) Examinations. There have been blunders by political pundits in the past that created problems for students.

    arshad Monday, 16 August 2010 10:27 AM

    Ibunu Batuta you are absolutely right

    Riaydh Camel Monday, 16 August 2010 10:34 AM

    From the NCGE to 2010 how many times have changed this policy , God knows where Mother Lanka is headded .

    Ronnie Monday, 16 August 2010 09:23 PM

    We need major education reforms in this country.

    Top Sri Lankan Monday, 16 August 2010 10:53 AM

    GOSL should eradicate the Grade 5 scholarship, at this age the kids must be playing around and not going through some examination.

    Mawbima Monday, 16 August 2010 10:53 AM

    Shouldn't we start reforming the University education to be more proffessional & career minded, before touching the schools.

    edwin deva Monday, 16 August 2010 10:56 AM

    Suggest the near pass system proposed for Mathematics is removed and same is applied for the Languages which is compulsory (O/L). Mathematics is essential where as Language is good enough if one could communicate. Mr. Education Minister ! this is for your consideration please!!!


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