Education Minister Prof. GL Peiris says that tuition classes that were temporarily suspended in the country following the second wave of COVID-19 will resume on January 25.
Speaking in Parliament today, in response to a query posed by Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa, the Minister made this disclosure.
MP Premadasa said that the suspension of tuition classes has adversely affected many teachers, tutors, direct and indirect stakeholders, non-academic employees, including publications and printers.
He asked the government if tuition classes would resume in compliance with the old health guidelines provided by the Health Services Director General or whether new guidelines would be issued.
The Leader of the Opposition also alleged that the government also failed to provide appropriate textbooks and uniform materials.
Responding Minister Peiris said that as a result of the coronavirus, the situation in the country is complicated, adding that decisions can not be taken lightly.
The Minister said the government has taken a systematic approach to restoring normalcy in the country, claiming that step-by-step decisions are made.
He noted that the government announced new dates for the 2020 Ordinary Level Examination, highlighting that, as part of this systematic strategy, the decision to resume tuition classes on January 25 was taken a week ago.