A Cabinet paper will be presented to transfer all teachers who have more than 10 years of service in national schools.
Minister Bandula Gunawardena said that the Cabinet Paper will be tabled at next week’s Cabinet meeting. Popular and national schools are overstaffed although there is a shortage of teachers in rural schools. The shortage of teachers in these schools will be overcome by transferring the redundant teachers in national and popular schools to schools where there is dearth. The Education Minister said that the new programme of teacher transfers has been planned with a view to providing equal opportunities of education in all areas.