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Sri Lanka School Curriculum to be changed this year
The school curriculum is to be changed this year 2014.
The composition of the school curriculum is to be changed this
year. The National Educational Institute
is carrying out the changes at present.
The curriculum of schools is changed once in every 8 years. This was stated by the Additional Secretary
to the Ministry of Education Hemantha Premathilaka participating in the
Subharathee Discussion Programme of the SLBC this morning. He said that when punishing the students
teachers should focus more attention on carrying out such punishments without
affecting the mental status of the students.
He said that the United Nations Convention has pointed out that
providing advisory service is better than punishment. The Additional Secretary pointed out that the
attention of the Ministry has been focused on establishing Child Protection
Committees centering the schools.
Joining the discussion Professor Praneeth Abeysundera of the Social
Science Unit of the Sri Jayawardenapura University said that surveys carried
out recently have indicated that students are using more time on Computers than
watching television programmes.He said
that due to the breakdown in the relationship between the students and the
parents, children are focusing more attention on these activities.