English compulsory when recruiting teachers: President



Steps will be taken to provide English education in every school within the next 10 years and to make English compulsory when recruiting teachers, President Ranil Wickremesinghe said.

The President made these remarks while joining the ‘Rahal Siyawas Prathapa’ centenary celebrations held at the school premises yesterday (25).

The President said new subjects, such as climate change and history should be introduced. He also emphasized the importance of science, art, literature, and geography.

“Every student must study a science subject and an art subject.We are currently working to connect all A/L to the internet, and we plan to extend this to the O/L schools as well,” he said.

Addressing the gathering, President Wickremesinghe stressed the importance of education for the future of the country and stated that the government’s programme to build a developed Sri Lanka by 2048 gives special attention to education.

The government’s aspiration is to create a new education system in the country by 2035, and the government is ready to spend to modernize education in the future, he said.


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