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Uniforms not mandatory for primary school kids

The Ministry of Education announced that students of the primary sections of Government schools may attend school from today (25) wearing any suitable attire if they are unable to wear their school uniforms. 

The primary sections of all Government schools across the island are set to reopen for academic activities from today onwards.

Speaking on this matter, Education Ministry Secretary Prof. Kapila Perera said that classrooms with 20 students or less can hold classes every day, and that if the classroom has between 21-40 students, then classes should be broken into two, with lessons held every other day.

He said that students unable to wear their school uniforms due to any reason could wear any suitable attire instead and attend their lessons.

He requested teachers unable to cross provincial borders to inform the respective education office in this regard.