Education News February 2021


Posted by on March 8, 2021  /  0 Comments

COVID-19
Random RATs in schools: Edu. Ministry
Teachers trade unions request vaccination priority for O/L duty and primary teachers
Request for O/L exam staff to receive COVID vaccines disregarded
Over 39 billion in-school meals missed since start of pandemic: UNICEF-WFP Report
State university medical students to be vaccinated soon: UGC Chairman
All schools in WP to reopen after O Level exams

Ed Tech
Sri Lankan Initiates World’s First ‘College-As-A-Service’ Platform
Distance education is not an alternative for classroom education

Exams
Edu. Ministry to reconsider Grade 5 exam cut off marks
O/L practical tests to be held from March 1 to 11
O/L results released by June this year: Minister
A/L results will be released in April: Minister

Child welfare
Mental health to be given priority at schools and universities: Education Minister
COPE recommends expeditious implementation of a National Policy on Child Protection
Corporal punishment not a justifiable means to discipline – SC

General School Education
Emotional intelligence into school curriculum
Prominent schools for students talented in sports
Official ceremony of Grade 01 student admission today
First school term of 2021 ends tomorrow

Universities
President hands over laptops to concessionary students of university admissions
Recruitment of 500 University lecturers in progress due to increase of students
University admission results to be released next week: UGC
Campuses prepare for the increased number of students this year
Z-score and district quotas to change

TVET
‘Vocational tech education needs subject-specific English’

Teachers
Teacher transfers must prioritise ‘most difficult’ schools: Study
New teachers for national and provincial schools, 65 vacancies to be filled
Request to bar teachers’ protest in A’pura turned down
Teacher unions to take action for salary anomalies once again: CTU

Development/Funding
Northern Province education will be uplifted – Education Minister
Nearly 800 new national schools for Sri Lanka, within three years
A centralized education system is a hindrance to reform experts say
Inconsitency of education and employment opportunities a major shortcoming: Minister
Canada funds Rs. 151 m to WFP to support national school meal program and boost local farming

Sources: Economy Next (2), Sunday Times (5), Daily News (8), Daily Mirror (5) The Morning (12), Daily FT (2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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