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National School admissions to Intermediate Classes suspended

Education Minister Dr.Susil Premajayantha said that the admission of students to the Intermediate Classes of 35 leading National Schools has been suspended until the ongoing audit investigations into the incident is over.

He was speaking at a media briefing at the Government Information Department on Tuesday (2).

"There are 393 National Schools in the country and of them 35 are leading schools in urban areas. There have been a number of student admissions in those schools in recent times violating circulars, exceeding the number of students required to be in a classroom. Therefore, the Auditor General has been directed to conduct an audit on the admission of students to the intermediate grades of these schools during the last one and a half years. So there is no room these days for enrolling children in Intermediate Classes at any of these schools, until the audit is over and we make a policy decision," the Minister said.

According to him there may be special reasons for enrolling children in intermediate classes in national schools due to official transfers and so on. But in these two terms we hope to minimize these activities as much as possible and make the children successfully educated in the same schools where they are.

Also, the Child Admission Circular for the year 2023 is due to be issued in another week.

If there are any issues regarding children who do not have any school, they have been given by the Provincial Education Offices to resolve these issues, he said.


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