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School student turnout increases

Students leave Ananda College, Colombo, at the close of the school day on Monday.  Picture by Wasitha Patabendige
Students leave Ananda College, Colombo, at the close of the school day on Monday. Picture by Wasitha Patabendige

The Education Ministry said there was a commendable student turnout countrywide and school education was fast returning to normal.

Student turnout was low during the last two days even though schools reopened on Monday, May 6, following the Easter Sunday terror attacks. Education Ministry statistics show that the overall student turnout was around 40 per cent in several zonal education areas yesterday.

The student turnout was high in rural areas in comparison to urban areas.

Education Minister Akila Vira Kariyawasam said measures have been taken to ensure the security of students and staff.

A security plan has been implemented for every school. Besides, school premises and the external environment are regularly checked by Police and Security Forces personnel with the assistance of parents, past pupils and academic and non-academic staff. Galle Dharmasoka College Principal Hasitha Kesara Wettamuni said the situation will be normal by Monday. He said teaching is carried on as usual for students attending classes.

There is no need to doubt the security in schools as every possible measure has been taken to ensure the safety of students, he said.


 

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