May 07, 2019

Student attendance weak!

Student attendance is reported to be weak even today (07), since the reopening of schools yesterday, Sri Lanka Mirror learns.

According to student union leaders, the reason that student attendance is poor is the inability of the officials to convince the public that security at schools has been established.

Several attempts to contact Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam over the phone proved futile.

Yesterday the student attendance at schools was reported to be as low as 5%. The Education Ministry had admitted on its web site that the student attendance had been at a minimal level.

The lowest attendance had been reported from schools in Colombo.

The student attendance at several prominent schools is shown below.


Colombo Royal College 309

Colombo Ananda College 58

Colombo Nalanda College 50

Colombo Vishaka Vidyalaya 37

Colombo Devi Balika Vidyalaya 37

Beyond Colombo

Kandy Dharmaraja Vidyalaya 69

Kandy St. Sylvester College 46

Kandy Mahamaya Vidyalaya 31

Kandy Kingswood College 25

Kandy Girls High School 25

Kandy St. Anthony’s College 23

Galle Richmond College 225

Galle Mahinda Vidyalaya 156

Galle Southland College 143