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New Education Bill

Sep 3, 2011 4:20:09 AM - thesundayleader.lk

The Education Ministry is to present the new Education Bill to parliament by the end of the year with the aim of implementing it by next year.

Education Minister Bandula Gunawradena has said this is the first time the education system is being reviewed with far reaching reforms based on the proposals submitted by the Parliamentary Special Select Committee on Education Reforms (PSSCER).

He has observed that the bill would cover all aspects of national education in the country.

The PSSCER has looked in to the school curriculum, examinations, teacher’s hand book, examination assessments, grading of schools, teacher recruitment, transfers and promotions, teacher training, pirivena education, private and international schools and the entrance to grade one, five, and 12.

The select committee has met on 24 occasions since January this year and is to conclude sessions on September 14.

According to Gunawardena, the new Education Bill would resolve all the issues faced by the country’s education sector.