Minister Bandula Gunawardena has said that the concept of popular schools will come to an end with the launch of the secondary school project to strengthen primary schools.
The Minister said that the concept of popular schools will be completely changed. There cannot be several popular schools in a country as majority of the schools have to be popular.
There will be no competition, corruption and fraud in school admission, a majority of the schools are popular. 1000 Secondary Schools will be developed to strengthen Primary Schools under the Mahinda Chinthana. The Minister observed that the project will be launched in 2011.
The Minister was speaking at a function organized to present badges of Prefects at President’s College, Kotte. Education officials, people’s representatives and parents were present.