Judicial action hampering teachers, principals’ postings - Minister | Daily News

Judicial action hampering teachers, principals’ postings - Minister

Education Minister Dr. Susil Premajayantha told Parliament yesterday that all should support to hold the teacher’s examination as soon as possible in order to produce quality future

generation as nearly 400,000 of schoolchildren are suffering from severe injustice due to the postponement of the examinations for the recruitment of teachers and principals due to court orders.

The Minister said that currently there are only 9,000 principals and a large number of them retired last December. Although there is a shortage of principals for schools, we have to obey court procedures. The Minister also said that these cases should be resolved quickly as children’s rights are being violated under this situation.

The Minister also said that attention should be paid to the violation of children’s rights under the existing situation.The Minister said this while joining the adjournment debate on delays in Judicial Proceedings in Courts and reasons related to it.

He said around 400,000 schoolchildren lost their education due to the covid pandemic. According to the results of a survey conducted by UNICEF three months ago, the reading and writing ability of grade three children had reduced by 14 percent. One of the main reasons for this is the lack of trained teachers in the primary sector. The other reason is the closure of schools due to the Covid epidemic.Today, there are only 9,000 school principals. Majority of Principals retired last December. But so far we have been able to fill around 4,500 Principal vacancies.

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