While Sri Lanka becomes one of the few countries in the world with free education and further expands free educational opportunities from the first-year to university, early childhood education will be made compulsory for all children who reach the age of four, Education Minister Susil Premajayantha said.
The government will intervene on behalf of children who cannot pay for it, and based on the need, early childhood development centres can be held in primary schools where space is available.
This will also be a solution for schools facing the challenge of closure, he said.
He also said that the most fundamental step to success in educational transformational reforms is the formal early childhood development of children in this country.
The Minister said this while attending a programme at 'Suwa Diviyai Sathutu Sithai' in Battaramulla for the school health promotion month. (Chaturanga Pradeep Samarawickrama)
Yeah, that was lacking in the politicians. Good idea
Ranil Wednesday, 27 September 2023 02:27 PM
With English meduim a must.
BuffaloaCitizen Wednesday, 27 September 2023 03:12 PM
More than that, training in ethics, honesty and result oriented need to be imposed and monitored for Politicians.
fact Wednesday, 27 September 2023 06:50 PM
Education should start only from 7 like in sweden and it shouldnt be forced on anyone . after all loading information is not real education but enhancing the curisity and genuis in a child to know .bringing up a well behaved ,deciplined and cultured ,united childrens are essential
ANNECUNT Thursday, 28 September 2023 01:38 AM
please make sure they do not end up like the rajapaksa family
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