Apr 13, 2017

Education minister wields the cane, issues 10 orders Featured

Education minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam has instructed his additional secretaries and heads of affiliate departments and institutions in writing to obtain his prior approval for 10 tasks, including the appointment of principals for national schools.

The others relate to the issuing of media statements and circulars, construction of school buildings, acquisition of educational equipment, establishment of technical education units at schools, signing education-related agreements and educational reforms.

The minister has issued the letter claiming that activities were not taking place in accordance with the ministry policies.