There is a practical issue in this problem. There are lot of schools where number of pupils are less than 50. But, still government has to allocate certain amount of teachers for those schools. May be subject wise and Class wise. When look at the Teacher :Pupil ratio it may be 1:5. But if we take prominent school even that ratio is 1:25 or even more. What government is trying to do is put these students to closer schools and then pupils get better facilities and Teacher also get proper dividence in work as well. True, that some children might have some inconvenience. But we should look and the bigger picture.
Politician Friday, 10 February 2012 03:24 AM
Sorry !!! Schools does not fill my pocket !!!
ind Friday, 10 February 2012 04:02 AM
I can't remember the place, but there is a school there is only one pupil and one teacher. In those cases it's no point to avail one school for one child.There are so many cases like this.
Meera Friday, 10 February 2012 04:06 AM
is this is Govt's 1000 School plan!
The God Father Friday, 10 February 2012 04:30 AM
The Bottom Line is that there is no proper administration, if a school is closed for a proper reason the administrators must make sure the pupils from that school be able to join a close by school without any troube and it should be followed by proper transportation every morning and after school. Hope this will be rectified.
Gayan Samarasekara Friday, 10 February 2012 06:07 AM
If government wants to cut down expenditure, it has to take immediate actions on COPE report, reduce wasting money including worthless Mihinlanka, and should stop offering car permits to ministers and other government ranks. Shutting down a school to save state funds, is absolute nonsense.. Instead, those schools must be developed and be facilitated with necessary infrastructure, to serve the students in the village. Remember, big schools are already running short of space, and principles are taking illegal bribes in taking new students.
hks Friday, 10 February 2012 08:41 AM
When can our children have the chance to access to the TUTION FREE EDUCATION in this country, which is going to be the HUB OF KNOWLEDGE IN ASIA under the Mahinada chinthanaya?!
MS Friday, 10 February 2012 08:53 AM
there are more schools than bars's...so close down some schools and make the number of schools and bars equal
Tintin Thursday, 09 February 2012 11:44 PM
The massive amounts of money spent on bids to hold commonwealth games in Srilanka ( now down the drain) would have saved probably double the amount of schools in my country!
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