Local News from Sri Lanka: Next week, President Maithripala Sirisena said, the National Pre-School Policy prepared by the National Education Commission will be submitted to the cabinet.
The preparation of this policy was started under President Sirisena’s guidance to meet a national need to streamline pre-school education in Sri Lanka.
This was revealed during a meeting that took place today at the President’s Office between the President and Governors and Provincial Chief Ministers (18).
The preparation of this policy started in September 2018 with a special committee appointed by the National Education Commission following a reference to local and international papers written on pre-schooling and gathering institutes, experts and all stakeholders in the sector views and ideas.
The Governors expressed their appreciation to the President for taking the leadership to formulate a strategy of great importance to one of the most critical stages in a child’s life.
During the discussion, attention was focused on issues at the provincial level related to education and health and the development initiatives currently underway.
President said he will take steps to invite Governors to future Cabinet meetings to further discuss and take policy decisions on these topics.
This meeting was attended by President Udaya Secretary R. Seneviratne and several other government officials.