The Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam is preparing to provide free text books as well as exercise books to schools.
According to the Minister, a system has been devised to provide free exercise books to the students. He recalled that the UNP Government gave free text books, midday meal and uniforms to the students.
The Minister emphasized that teaching appointments would be given only to graduates and to those who have gone three year training period at Teacher Training Colleges.
The Minister expressed these views during a meeting held in Kuliyapitiya to brief the public officials on the Government’s new programmes. The Minister said that a medical faculty would be established at the Wayamba University.