Minister appreciates APLA decision
Nov 21, 2010 7:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
Education Minister Bandula Gunawardena appreciated the consensus reached by the All Island Professional Lecturers’ Association (APLA) not to conduct private tuition classes for school children from grade 1-4 and 6-9 on Poya Days and Sunday mornings. The Minister was addressing the third Annual General Meeting of APLA held at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute yesterday.
This decision was announced by former APLA President Upul Shantha Sannasgala on the occasion. The Minister noted that proper discipline, standards and a control are needed for private tuition classes at present. He said that this could not be achieved by imposing bans. He noted that the syllabi should not be over weighted and the students should be examined according to their syllabus in a way that about 60 percent can pass. This will automatically narrow private tuition and thereby self discipline will naturally rule in this field, he added.