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Sunday, 29 November 2009





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Fillip for children's education in Jaffna islets

The Education Ministry has focused special attention on the education of over 2,200 children who are studying in Karainagar, Delft, Ninathivu, Analaithivu, Punguduthivu and Velanathivu.

Deputy Education Minister M. Sachittananda made a four-day observation tour in the five islands last week. He was a special representative of Education Minister Susil Premajayanth.According to Education Ministry sources there are 21 schools in these islands and steps will be taken to upgrade the education facilities of these schools, before the end of the year.

Referring to a recent visit to the islands, Deputy Education Minister Sachittananda told the Sunday Observer that prompt action will be taken not only to improve the quality of education of students in the island schools, but also to renovate existing school buildings.Minister Sachittananda, the first Member of Parliament, who made an official visit to the island schools with the dawn of peace said that he had discussed the educational activities with principals, teachers and the parents of the children.

On their arrival to the islands by boat, the Minister and the team were given a warm welcome the islanders called upon the Ministerial party to give priority to improve the education facilities of their children, since their education had been neglected due to various reasons during the past several years.

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