The Education Ministry has introduced a commerce curriculum afresh to Colleges of Education from next year.
Instead of recruiting students who have passed the GCE Advanced Level as teacher trainees of the Colleges of Education, the Ministry has decided to recruit aesthetic graduates as teachers of music, dance and art. According to Ministry sources the applications to recruit 3,250 teacher trainees for the Colleges of Education are to be gazetted on July 09th.
Meanwhile, another 3,728 graduates are to be added to teacher service this year. Out of them, 554 are recruited as English teachers. The competitive exam required for recruitment will be held in Colombo on July 18th and the candidates will be selected according to the results.