School attendance to be made compulsory
The Education Ministry in association with the Economic Development
and Public Administration and Home Affairs Ministry launched a program
to ensure that each student attends school by December 31, 2014, a
spokesman of the Ministry of Education said.
He said the objective of the program was to make Sri Lanka 100
percent literate by 2020. Around 50,000 children did not attend school
and the Education Ministry hopes to send them to school before December
31 this year.