Private educational institutes to be regulated

The National Child Protection Authority (NCPA) has asked the Government to implement a programme to regulate all private educational institutions, including private tuition classes.

NCPA Chairman H. M. Abayarathne told RepublicNext that the Authority took this decision considering the violation of children’s rights that take place in these institutions as well as concerns about the quality of education those institutions provide.

“The majority of private educational institutes only provide knowledge; they are not concerned with children’s attitude or aptitude development. Some of the institutions do not even meet the required quality standards,” Abayarathne said.

The NCPA head further said that he had requested that the Government monitor and regulate the private institutions in this regard.

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