Educational facilities in the Jaffna Peninsula are upgraded to consolidate the right of children to education.
The allocation made by the Government to improve education in Jaffna this year is 1200 million rupees. Deputy Educational Director Planning N. Vartharajah said future plans for the educational sector had already been crafted. 418 schools within the Jaffna Peninsula are operational. The number of teachers serving in these schools is in the region of 7000. There was a high percentage of children who had passed the G.C.E. Ordinary and Advanced Level Examinations in the Peninsula during the past years.
A large number had qualified to gain University entrance. The Navodya School located within the High Security Zone had been reopened. 20 schools have been selected for development next year under a special project. Educationists said that the Government had paved the way for the children to pursue their studies in a peaceful environment sans any fear of a war.
School children in the Jaffna Peninsul said they have been given an opportunity to surmount future challenges through the varied educational facilities granted to them by the Government.