President Rjapaks has said that the programme to mould a generation suitable not only for the country but to the world, should get off the grounds from the school.
The President said that he always believed that development of a school prevails only if there is a good principal and a better staff. He wished to see dedicated schools towards children who are dedicated to education. It is pointed out that the students are weak in Maths. Some propose that the mark given for the Maths, a compulsory subject, should be reduced and the paper more simplified. But the President emphasized that it ws not a solution to this issue. A generation should be moulded not only to win this country but to win the entire world. The foundation should be laid from this school. The President was confident that the era of going for extra classes can be ended if the school provides a better education and if the teachers are totally dedicated on behalf of the school children.
The President was speaking after opening the Dandina Samarasinghe Memorial “Shilpa Medura” newly built at the Paalatuwa Gunaratana Vidyalaya in Matara. The building has been constructed in memory of Dandina Samarasinghe, the mother of the President. It is equipped with an auditorium and six classrooms. The three storied building cost 30 million rupees. The President also handed over kitchen utensils on behalf of houses built for 36 homeless families in the Paalatuwa area. Members of the Maha Sangha and many Parliamentarians graced the occasion.