Jan 05, 2021

Grade 1 students to be enrolled in mid-February

The Ministry of Education says Grade 1 students for the year 2021 will be enrolled in the second week of February.

Secretary of the Ministry Dr. Kapila Perera speaking at a media briefing today (05) said schools are reopening on Jan 11 for students from Grade 2, excluding students of schools in the Western Province and isolated areas.

He stressed that Grade 1 students will begin school in the second week of February and not in January.

The Secretary of the Education Ministry added health guidelines for the reopening of schools has been compiled and issued.

Speaking to media yesterday, Education Minister Prof G.L.Peiris said that Grade 11 of all schools will reopen from January 25 except the schools in the isolated areas, as the GCE Ordinary Level Examination (O/L) is due to be conducted in March.