Government to grant 7,800 new teaching appointments in June

(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – Education Minister, Dr. Susil Premajayantha said that 7,800 graduates of National Colleges of Education will be offered new appointments as teachers on June 15.

Speaking during an event organized to grant scholarships to students from low-income families, Minister Susil Premajayantha said the appointments will be the first step to address the teacher shortage in provincial and national schools.

The minister also said that after getting approval, steps will be taken to recruit teachers at the national and provincial levels among graduates under the age of 35 for the subject areas where there is a shortage of teachers such as science, technology and language.

He added that in the coming year 2024, the studies at schools will be gradually normalized so that both the GCE Ordinary Level and Advanced Level examinations can be held in the same year.

This Mahatma Gandhi Scholarship program has been jointly implemented by the Indian High Commission in Sri Lanka and the Ministry of Education since 2006 with the support of the Government of India.

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