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President emphasises importance of ending teacher shortage

(UDHAYAM, COLOMBO) – President Maithripala Sirisena emphasises the importance of ending the teacher shortage and called for an independent method in filling of teacher vacancies and transferring of teachers.

The President was speaking at a meeting with Provincial Chief Ministers, held on Monday (19) at the Presidential Secretariat.

The discussion was held with the participation of Provincial Chief Ministers and the Ministers of the Central Government and it was focused on providing solutions to the issues raised at the 33rd Chief Ministers’ summit held recently.

They discussed about the method to recruit graduate teachers to fill the existing vacancies and to end the shortage of teachers at provincial levels.

The President, paying his attention on the recruitment of new officers to the administrative service, directed the officials to call for applications and hold exams in time to recruit the officers to the service.

They also paid attention on the vacancies at Provincial Government Institutions and fulfilling other requirements of those institutions.

The President discussed about carrying out development programs and providing of other services by the provincial councils.

Ministers Vajira Abeywardena, Mangala Samaraweera, Rajitha Senarathne, and Faizer Mustafa were among those participated in this discussion.

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