Education News Sri Lanka : Week 35


Posted by on September 3, 2021  /  0 Comments

Pfizer vaccine to schoolchildren after health authority approves

Source: Dailynews 

The Pfizer vaccine will be given to the schoolchildren of the relevant age groups as soon as the medical approval is received, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said. He made this observation at the meeting of the Special Committee on COVID-19 Control held through online technology under the chair of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa this morning (3). Read more: https://www.dailynews.lk/2021/09/03/local/258415/pfizer-vaccine-schoolchildren-after-health-authority-approves

Education Debacle by Dr. Tara De Mel 

Source: The Island 

A response to The Island editorial, ‘Stop brawling in a graveyard’ By Dr Tara de Mel

The editorial of The Island (01 Sept.) succinctly and accurately describes the education debacle a la Sri Lanka.Long-term school closures since March 2020, the interruption of even the smattering of internet-based education using WhatsApp notes and Zoom classes that fewer than 50 percent of students accessed since about two months ago, and the frustration of the entire teacher-principal population due to unrectified salary anomalies and scant respect by authorities, describe a sad story and a systemic collapse of the education system of this country. Read more: https://island.lk/education-debacle/

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