Schools said neglected on islands

[TamilNet, Thursday, 05 February 1998, 23:59 GMT]
Only 33 of the total 66 schools in the islands off the Jaffna peninsula are functioning at present, said S. Ratnarajah, Director of Education (zone-1), Jaffna District, at a discussion at Sir Vaithilingam Duraiswamy Maha Viththiyalayam, at Velanai island this week.

Matters such as improving educational standards and problems of teachers within the zone were also taken up at this discussion.

Mr. Ratnarajah pledged to approach authorities to fund the reconstruction of damaged school buildings in the area.

He said that at least mini libraries should be set up for school children and that students should be encouraged to involve themselves in protecting the areas surrounding their school.

He agreed to take up transfer requests of teachers who had served in the area for more than eight years.

 

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