Minister Bandula Gunawardena has said that another 8000 teachers are to be recruited before the end of this year.
The Minister said that applications will be entertained for the recruitment of 1000 IT graduates, 1000 Science and Maths Graduates and 1000 English Graduates in this manner with the approval of the Cabinet. He disclosed that the President has given approval for the recruitment of another 8000 teachers this year alone.
The Minister was speaking at a ceremony organized for the handing over of appointments to English medium Graduates. 157 teachers received appointments at the function at the National Institute of Education. Deputy Minister Gamini Vijith Vijithamuni Soysa and Parliamentarian Arundhika Fernando were present.