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EP Zonal Education Director interviews again postponed

The interviews that were to be held on Monday (6) to fill the Eastern Province (EP) Zonal Education Director positions which have fallen vacant over quite a long period was postponed for the fourth time.

Representatives of teacher organizations said of 17 Zonal Education Director positions in the Eastern Province, 13 have fallen vacant and hence, activities of the respective offices are not functioning properly and it has affected teachers to a certain extent as well.

The representatives said the interview was to be held on August 1, 2018, and yet it was postponed to December 12, 2019. However, it was postponed to December 27 and then to January 6, 2020. Thereafter, it was postponed again until further notice.

Queried by the media, Eastern Province Education Secretary I.K.G. Muthubanda said the delay was due to a court case. He added that the interview on Monday (6) had to be put off, as the judgement of the case had to be discussed with the Eastern Province Governor before the interview is held.

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