Hoping to start reopening schools in August – Minister

Minister of Education – Prof. G.L. Peiris says that they hope to take the initial step in reopening schools in August, after the vaccination of teachers.

He was speaking at the inauguration of the programme to vaccinate teachers and non academic staff, which was held today (12).

Noting that all teachers in the Colombo zone will be vaccinated today, the minister said that the programme will be completed tomorrow.

He further said that most of the 242,000-strong teaching staff in the country were already vaccinated.

The minister also said that although online education must continue in the wake of the prevailing circumstances, he does not believe it to be a fully complete alternative to in-class education.

Hoping to start reopening schools in August – Minister

Minister of Education – Prof. G.L. Peiris says that they hope to take the initial step in reopening schools in August, after the vaccination of teachers.

He was speaking at the inauguration of the programme to vaccinate teachers and non academic staff, which was held today (12).

Noting that all teachers in the Colombo zone will be vaccinated today, the minister said that the programme will be completed tomorrow.

He further said that most of the 242,000-strong teaching staff in the country were already vaccinated.

The minister also said that although online education must continue in the wake of the prevailing circumstances, he does not believe it to be a fully complete alternative to in-class education.

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