Minister Bandula Gunawardena has said that an Education System that identifies the talents in children will be introduced in place of the present exam-centered system.
The Minister said that for several decades the children grew up in a system of education that was centered around examinations. Due to this the children lost their childhood.
He said that they have to prepare for scholarship examinations as well as the Ordinary Level and A level examinations. He noted that when only 22,000 students come out of the Universities hundreds of others lose the opportunity to be part of the development process under the present system.
He said that they are making plans to implement a system that would bring out the creativity and talents in children with a focus on extra curricular activities.
The Minister was speaking at the Prize Giving of the Mahamaya College in Kandy. Teachers and students were present.