The Ministry of Education has decided to hold all government and government-approved schools five days a week from today (15).
This is according to a decision taken in a meeting held recently under the chairmanship of Education Minister Susil Premajayantha.
There, the provincial authorities have been advised to prepare a suitable transport program for principals, teachers and students in areas with transportation difficulties.
During the school week starting today, the principals should provide relief for the teachers and students who will be further affected by the transportation difficulties.
It has been decided to use the next three months only for subject teaching. In that discussion, it was decided to carry out co-curricular and extra-curricular activities outside the school hours and further restrict school festivals etc.