Educationalists must make education policy – President

Scholars should take the decisions regarding country’s education and not politicians, President Maithripala Sirisena said.

The President made this remark in a discussion held regarding the Year 5 Scholarship examination held at the Presidential Secretariat yesterday (11).

President Sirisena said the year highly competitive examination has created an adverse effect on education.  

The President further pointed out that the concept of ‘popular schools’ and ‘good schools’ should be changed and a programme should be implemented to provide equal educational opportunities to each and every student.

He also expressed concern about the disparities that have arisen in education due to issues faced by teachers. Sirisena stressed that a firm policy should be implemented to solve problems faced by teachers immediately.

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