A new Education Act is planned during this year. Its purpose is to improve the standard of national education. This was revealed by Minister Bandula Gunawardena.
Addressing a ceremony at the Western Provincial Chief Minister’s Office, he pointed that they were mainly focusing attention on the adoption of an Act on Education, so that changes cannot be effected with the change of Governments. A special committee of the Educational Advisory Council will discuss matters related to this effect. He assured that this new Act would be adopted before the end of this year.
The function was organized to present appointment to 254 teachers recruited for the Western Province. The ceremony was presided by the Minister. The new recruits will be posted to the Colombo, Gampaha and Kalutara Districts where vacancies exist. The appointments were made based on the competitive examination conducted last year. Chief Minister Prasanna Ranatunga revealed of plans to recruit another batch for the Province within the next two months. Governor Alavi Moulana and many Provincial Ministers and Councilors were present.