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Task Force on Education recommends establishing 1,000 national schools

The Task Force on Education, appointed by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, has recommended the establishment of 1,000 national schools in the country.

According to Secretary of the Ministry of Education N.H.M. Chithrananda, the task force has proposed the number of national schools in the country to be increased to 1,000 from the present 345.

“Not all divisional secretariats in Sri Lanka have a national school in the area; through this programme, we are hoping to establish at least one national school in each divisional secretariat to improve the quality of education of Sri Lanka. Furthermore, we are also looking at establishing a self-learning system under the supervision of teachers,” Chithrananda added.