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International schools will be regulated: Education Minster

 

A new mechanism will be introduced to regulate international schools, Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said.

He said this would fall under the educational reforms the government has planned for the future.

The Minister said the international schools would be regulated through the Sri Lanka Education Inspectorate - an institution that will be established under the new education reforms.

The Minister also emphasized the necessity of implementing new laws to enable the Education Ministry to monitor and regulate quality education to pupils studying in international schools:

”Since we have received information with regard to the charging of exorbitant fees by some private schools, the government is currently in the process of formulating new mechanism to avoid this situation in the future,” he said.  

 


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There is far too many overblown advertisements claiming various successes and even doubtful degrees, appearing in the newspapers and mostly in a now popular Sunday paper with magazines. Even shacks are claiming to be of an international flavour. Our education up to the 'Sixties' was of a very high recognised and given a cultured finish. The commercialisation of tutorials and education became a flood of businesses oriented institutions and ruined everything. Politics had a large hand in this for money, and the officials too joined in for monetary gain by bribes.

I married a Japanese in Sri Lanka and had a son. I applied to the Overseas Children's school for my son as I wanted him to study in English, and was rejected on the basis that I am not n expatriate bases purely on racism and the white only policy they practiced. However, Prime Minister Premadasa got his two children into the Overseas school as he had no confidence in the Sri Lankan education system. I wrote a letter to President JR Jayewardene of this discrimintion and quoting that Mr. Premadasa was not an expatriate! Nothing happened less President meeting me and advising me to go to D.S Senanayake School which had an English medium. So, I left Sri Lanka for Japan from this country where Caucasians were given a better place than Ourselves. My twp children are now professionals. I had not gone to SriLanka for over 24 years now

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