Do not let COVID to hinder implementation of education plans – President
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa urged the education authorities not to let COVID – 19 hinder the implementation of plans for the advancement of education from pre-school to university level.
The prime objective of the Government is the development of human resources, he added noting the future generation of the country must be equipped with knowledge, skills, and competencies to make them productive citizens.
The President emphasized the initiatives launched by the Government in this regard should not be hindered due to the prevailing situation.
This was stated at a discussion held at the Presidential Secretariat on Wednesday (9) to review the steps taken by the Ministry of Education and all the State Ministries under its purview to meet the expected objectives.
The National Policy Framework “Vistas of Prosperity and Splendour” prioritizes the expeditious formulation of a national education policy.
Another objective is to develop our education structure up to a level where children can learn from pre-school to an undergraduate level under a single syllabus with a specific objective in line with international standards.