Education Minister Bandula Gunawardane said that he intends to regulate private tuition classes under the proposed reforms to the entire education sector.
Mr. Gunwardane, who also started his career as a private tutor a few decades ago, told Daily Mirror that there are unqualified persons conducting tuition classes for school children as their means of income.
“According to universally accepted principles, anybody has the right to impart his or her knowledge to others. Also, anyone has the right to obtain knowledge from others according to his or her freewill. These are human rights. Yet, education is something that matters to the future of our children. Therefore, I intend to regulate the system barring such unqualified persons from conducting classes,” he said.
The government should keep out of this. Students are not obligated to take tuition. Its left to the individual to choose whether to take tuition or not. This is too much of government intrusion into the private life of citizens. There are other matters such as corruption, which is a bigger problem in Sri Lanka that should be addressed by the government.
apsara Tuesday, 23 November 2010 09:36 AM
Why he did not ask the teachers to cover their syllabus and do a perfect job. Then no need of tution classes.
Ruwanthi Fernando Monday, 22 November 2010 09:02 AM
good.... ask them to get registered and pay an annual fee and have registered no...... good income.....
Parent Monday, 22 November 2010 07:41 AM
If there are good teachers, there is no necessity of tuition classes. Due to tuition classes children now do not have time to enjoy themselves.
elo Monday, 22 November 2010 06:49 AM
True very true !
elo Monday, 22 November 2010 06:47 AM
Would it be better to regulate the school system first ?
knight rider Monday, 22 November 2010 04:41 AM
Private tution wont be required if the Public & Private Schools deliver Quality education by practice good teaching methods. Most teachers use the schools they are employed at to collect their client base.
Dhanushka Monday, 22 November 2010 03:40 AM
Come on.....This should be
Dr. Mervin Monday, 22 November 2010 01:22 AM
Why still there is no education qualification requirement for MPs and Ministers? At least one need to have a doctorate to become a MP.
Pottu Monday, 22 November 2010 01:16 AM
All Change.. All change. Can this lot boast about the same portfolio from 10 am today?
bash Monday, 22 November 2010 12:49 AM
You miserably failed as trade minister, what qualifications did you have to teach economics ????
vathora Monday, 22 November 2010 12:42 AM
You are welcome sir.
Lakmikanth Sunday, 21 November 2010 08:40 PM
Teaching is a service but not a duty, before regulating private tuition classes, teachers island wide should make understand this. In such a situation the students have no any obligation to go for private tuition classes.
kamil falool Sunday, 21 November 2010 07:11 PM
now you dont have time to give tution thats why u are trying to stop the income .
YURI Sunday, 21 November 2010 07:04 PM
They are planning to make more MONKEYS in SL
Ami Sunday, 21 November 2010 06:01 PM
Hi mr Minister, Dont be so pathetic...u cant regulate those things by imposing such bans ! This will have very negetive impact on the poors ! First U must standardise the amounts they charge.
Saman/South Africa Sunday, 21 November 2010 12:48 PM
It is coming from Ex tuition Master
Bull Dog Sunday, 21 November 2010 05:06 PM
When will these crazy people get out of their crazy mindsets? What is the qualification to be President, Minister or Member of parliament. First fix that.
KD Sunday, 21 November 2010 04:59 PM
This is wrong
malkanthi Sunday, 21 November 2010 04:39 PM
You are right, good old days there were hardly any tuition classes and the children had high IQ. Now!! it is important to check in school level before stepping into this area.
sw Sunday, 21 November 2010 04:03 PM
He does not want competition from ex tuition masters, he wants to cut them down down to size before they try to enter politics.
King Kong Sunday, 21 November 2010 03:43 PM
If there are good schools, there is no need to have tuition classes at all.
Neomal Sunday, 21 November 2010 02:21 PM
Oh, good point. He must first look at his colleagues. So many unqualified Ministers in Parliament.
Suba Sunday, 21 November 2010 02:20 PM
Bandula gave unregulated tuition and made his money. Now he wants to regulate it. What a hypocrite.
local boy Sunday, 21 November 2010 02:19 PM
good, but don't make path to get commissions. bandu , Gov must reduce essential food cost with this budget .
A BANDARA Sunday, 21 November 2010 02:15 PM
It's better to start from your own tution class.
Cobra Sunday, 21 November 2010 01:48 PM
My God! Haven't they anything better to do?
vattic Sunday, 21 November 2010 01:47 PM
1st thing is how do you classify who is qualified and who is non qualified? There are some tutors who even don't have a degree but they are giving a good education to students...and vise versa.
Oyage Podi Guru Sunday, 21 November 2010 01:39 PM
Good, but.... why is there so much private tuition in the first place?
idroos Sunday, 21 November 2010 01:32 PM
Mr Minister Bring regulation to promote u as the minister of higher education
pbj Sunday, 21 November 2010 01:03 PM
As an ex-tuition master he knows how the so called tuition masters exploit the exam - fevered students.
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