President Maithripala Sirisena highlighted the significance and obligation of building a teacher force with the creativity and character needed for today’s teacher’s role. According to a recent studies carried out by the Ministry of Education, it has been revealed that about 10 percent of teachers in the education industry is not appropriate for the teaching profession, the president said, adding that the reason for this is that although they have obtained examination certificates, there is no standard and quality needed for the teaching profession.
The President made these remarks addressing a ceremony to hand over teaching appointments to graduates in the North West Province at Welagedara Ground, Kurunegala, today (18).
1400 graduates were presented with teaching appointments during this ceremony. The President presented teaching appointments symbolically to 100 graduates. Furthermore, the President said that teachers ‘ job is not only achieved by teaching to learners, and the responsibility of pupils during the college was also assumed by the educators of the class.
In addition, the president also clarified the need to update the teacher’s understanding to face the classroom’s difficulties as learners advance with the recent technology.
On this occasion, the North-Western Province Governor Peshala Jayaratne, MPs Dayasiri Jayasekara, Shantha Bandara, former North-Western Province Chief Minister Dharmasiri Dassanayake, Mr. Athula Wijesinghe and others took part.
In the meantime, the president laid the foundation stone for the North West Province Governor’s Office’s new office complex. This occasion was attended by North Western Province Governor Peshala Jayaratne, Kurunegala Mayor Thushara Sanjeewa and others.