Plans to reduce school study period by one year - PM
Negotiations are underway to reduce the study period by one year so that children can graduate one year earlier, Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena said.
He said exams should be conducted on time and results should be given on time which will lead to their graduation one year earlier.
The Prime Minister expressed these views while attending the prize-giving ceremony of Visakha Vidyalaya recently.
"After leaving college, we enter the university, which is the center of access to universal knowledge, to join the knowledge of the world and add special values of education to a country. That is the difference between a college and a university.
"As students, you have had a tough time. Recently, the country faced a very difficult time. Currently we are recovering from that crisis. With the strong commitment to expand the fields of imparting knowledge, new fields have emerged. Any individual can join the different fields and serve the country.
"All of us, including parents and students wish for exams to be conducted, results to be received and open doors for higher education on time. The government is committed to implement this schedule with determination. It is essential," he said.