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16% of students, 26% of teachers present on the first day: Edu. Min. Sec

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About 16% of students and 26% of teachers were present in schools on the first day and resumed their teaching activities, Education Ministry Secretary Prof. Kapila Perera said.

He told the Daliy Mirror that 7% of the teachers and students were present in the Western Province.

"39% of students and 45% of teachers in the northern and eastern provinces were present. The remaining provinces had 15% and 18% of students and teachers in schools respectively, " he said.

"No issues were reported after the opening of schools, he added. Even though the certain teachers and principals' trade unions wanted to boycott the schools, most of them wanted to come to school and continue with their teaching activities physically than online, "Prof. Perera added. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)

  Comments - 4

  • Sandy Thursday, 21 October 2021 06:40 PM

    Give the teachers an increment for being honest to their profession.

    Rajkumar Nagarajah Thursday, 21 October 2021 10:11 PM

    really? It was pretty fast in coming with an exact percentage of students and teachers present in the school.

    Lumbini Friday, 22 October 2021 04:22 AM

    Do you think that we believe you?

    Demuni Uduwara Friday, 22 October 2021 04:23 AM

    That percentage includes two Police officers, volunteers and villagers too ?


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