President agrees to 500 students for group classes | Sunday Observer

President agrees to 500 students for group classes

30 June, 2020

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa agreed to several proposals put forward by the representatives of All Island Professional Educators’ Association pertaining to issues connected with recommencing tuition classes.

The teachers pointed out the difficultly limiting the number of students to 250 where the average attendance is more than 1000. Reviewing the situation with the health authorities who were present President granted permission to conduct classes for 500 students in two time slots.

These decisions were taken during a discussion held at the Presidential to find solutions to issues faced by both students and teachers with the recommencing of tuition classes which had to be halted due to COVID – 19 pandemic.

Students in A/L and O/L classes lost the opportunity to pursue their studies for more than 5 months due to Easter Sunday Attacks in 2019 and COVID – 19 global pandemic this year. Students sitting for the Grade 5 Scholarship exam too face a similar situation. Considering these facts the tuition teachers requested the President to consider these facts and  to explore the possibility of postponing relevant examinations.