No one will be allowed to hold the education of children as hostage



 Submit a selected program together with various proposals and options earlier than the tip of this week concerning the analysis of A-level reply scripts


 Make rapid plans to make schooling a necessary service


– President instructs schooling authorities

President Ranil Wickremesinghe stated that the schooling of kids can’t be allowed to be taken hostage and if lecturers don’t make themselves out there for A/L examination paper marking by subsequent week, he wouldn’t hesitate to make schooling a necessary service beneath emergency legislation and provoke authorized motion in opposition to lecturers flouting their accountability. 


He stated all of the lecturers liable for marking examination papers final 12 months should be out there for paper marking this 12 months, failing which, he’ll prosecute them. “You’ll be able to’t cease the schooling of the kids. What nonsense is that this? By subsequent week  I have to inform the AG to be prepared with the emergency rules.”


President Ranil Wickremesinghe talked about this whereas becoming a member of the dialogue held on the Presidential Secretariat yesterday morning (19) to overview the progress of the particular finances proposals carried out within the 12 months 2023 by the Ministries of Schooling and Greater Schooling, Labor and Overseas Employment.


He additionally famous that the matter can be put to parliament for a vote the place MPs can be requested to vote by title.  “Let’s see which MP goes to vote in opposition to it. I’ll ask for a vote by title.”

He advised the Schooling Ministry authorities that he won’t enable the schooling of kids to be taken hostage by anybody and demanded that the lecturers come again to paper marking instantly. 


“Inform them in the event that they don’t need to come again they usually desire a confrontation, we’re prepared to return for a confrontation. Nobody goes to carry the schooling of kids as hostage. That may’t be allowed. You’ll should give you an answer by the tip of this week. If you happen to don’t have one I’ll take it up in Cupboard after which we are going to determine what to do. Communicate to the minister and we could have a gathering by Friday,” the President advised the Schooling Ministry officers. 


In the course of the assembly, the President suggested officers to create a program that will allow a minimum of 4 college students per 12 months, primarily based on their distinctive efficiency within the GCE Superior Degree Examination, to pursue graduate programs in international universities equivalent to Oxford, Cambridge, and Harvard. 


The President additionally careworn the significance of yearly growing the variety of college students who may benefit from such a possibility. Moreover, the President emphasised the importance of offering equal alternatives to college students from private and non-private universities and inspiring extra college students to pursue technical topics.


He additionally famous {that a} choice must be made concerning the College within the East established by Mr. Hizbullah and was advised by the schooling authorities {that a} sub-committee had been appointed headed by State Minister Mrs. Seetha Arambepola to look into that matter. 


Moreover, the President instructed the Telecommunications Regulatory Fee (TRC) to organize a plan to offer web services to varsities with Superior Degree  inside two years, adopted by all colleges with instructional services as much as the O/L.


The President has directed the creation of a joint program between private and non-private universities to supply 10,000 engineering and know-how graduates and 5,000 medical graduates yearly. As a way to perform this initiative, the President has referred to as for the formation of an appropriate committee to organize and submit a report on the matter.


Furthermore, the President has careworn the significance of integrating over 350 government-run technical and vocational coaching institutes and implementing coaching applications.


Recognizing the complexity of present labour legal guidelines, President Ranil Wickremesinghe has emphasised the necessity to consolidate them right into a single, unified labour legislation. The Ministry of Labor and Overseas Employment has been tasked with making ready the mandatory invoice for its enforcement by Might.


The assembly was attended by numerous authorities officers, together with the Presidential Senior Adviser on Nationwide Safety and Chief of Presidential Workers  Mr. Sagala Ratnayake, President’s Secretary Mr Saman Ekanayake, President’s Adviser on Financial Affairs Dr. R.H.S. Samarathunga, Secretary of the Ministry of Finance Mr. Mahinda Siriwardena, Secretary of the Ministry of Schooling Mr. M.N. Ranasinghe, Ministry of Labour and Overseas Employment Secretary Mr. R.P.A. Wimalaweera, and Atmosphere Ministry Secretary Dr. Anil Jasinghe, amongst others.


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