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WP teachers to come under scrutiny

2013 Aug 10



The teachers serving in schools in the Western Province, whose students failed to secure favourable results in the Year 5 scholarship examination and the GCE Ordinary Level examination, will come under scrutiny by the Provincial Education Authorities, the Chief Minister and Provincial Education Minister of the Western Province, Prasanna Ranatunga, said.



Ranatunga, while inaugurating the new Primary Teacher Training scheme for untrained teachers at the Hewavitharana College, Rajagiriya, on 6 August, said the teachers who will be so identified for having failed in their duties by not ensuring their students secure good marks at the national exams, will be dealt with, appropriately.



The first phase of the training programme meant for all primary teachers who have not undergone training as teachers, was inaugurated in the Colombo, Gampaha and Kalutara Districts, simultaneously. All the teachers who are presently teaching students who will sit for the Year 5 scholarship examination and the GCE Advanced Level examination, have been exempted from the first phase of the training programme.

The cost of the training programme is estimated to be Rs 130 million.



At the request of the participating teachers, the training sessions will not be held during the weekend. The teachers will be assigned to stations closer to their places of residence, to enable them to attend the training programmes and other sessions, easily, Ranatunga added.

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