Nov 27, 2021

Proposal to include Law in Grades 6-9 curriculum

It has been proposed to change the subject of Citizenship Education, which is currently a compulsory subject from Grade 6 - 9 in the school curriculum, to Law and Citizenship Education.
This was informed by State minister Susil Premajayantha, who submitted a report of the technical Committee as the Consultative Ministerial Consultative Committee on Education met in Parliament recently (24).
According to the report of the technical committee, the inclusion of law as a subject in the school curriculum will create awareness among children about the law, create awareness about the consequences of disobedience and punishment, provide an understanding of the rights protected by law, legislation and law enforcement mechanisms. It is expected to develop skills such as providing an understanding of the duties and responsibilities established by law in a civilized society.