Moves to allow principals to admit students
Principals will be given the authority to admit grade one students to
their schools without outside pressure after the elections, Prime
Minister Ratnasiri Wickramanayaka said.
He was speaking at a function at Handupalpola Primary School after
opening a computer unit at the school.
* Village committee system
should be reintroduced
* Principal, a responsible
It was sponsored by Maliban Institute under the program to equip all
schools in the Horana education division with computer facilities. The
Prime Minister said a principal is the responsible individual in a
“He should have the power to admit grade one students to the school.
The prevailing system is not good. It forces parents to make fraudulent
documents to compete with other parents,” he said.
“Documents to admit students are prepared fraudulently even before
the child is born. It generates a negative attitude even among students.
Action will be taken to vest the power to the principal to select
students for grade one,” the Premier said.
“The village committee system should be reintroduced to the village.
A society which does not honour the father, mother and other family
members is worthless,” he added. This computer donation is not a state
funded project, he said. “The donors contribute to distribute these
technology to the children. Today, Maliban Institute offered computers.
“I am thankful to them for joining hands with the government’s
initiative at this hour. I urge all students to use technology only for
their betterment. “There is a tendency to use technology for unethical
purposes. Computer teachers will be educated from time to time on this,”
the Premier said.
“Dhamma school education will make the platform for a righteous
society like the bond we maintained with the village and the temple in
the past,” Prime Minister Wickramanayaka said. Uduwa Nilanda Pirivena
Principal Ingiriye Uditha, Natures Secret and Maliban institution
officials and Western Provincial Council member and SLFP organizer
Vidura Wickramanayka, were also present.