May 13, 2019

Attendance of school children is very low

The Ministry of Education states that although the second term began today (13) for the primary grades, the attendance of the students is very low.

Additional Secretary to the Education Ministry Hemantha Premathilake said that the attendance of teachers was normal.

The classes for the second term of the school from grade 6 to grade 13 commenced on the 6 th of this month.

However, the attendance of children of these grades has not yet been returned to normalcy

Principals say that presence of students at the primary schools in the hill country is lower than 1 percent.