Minister of Education Dinesh Gunawardena says academic activities for GCE Ordinary Level and Advanced Level students in all schools can resume after next week.
Speaking to media in Kandy, Minister Gunawardena said they are currently vaccinating children in hope of resuming academic activities in schools promptly.
The Minister noted that students in GCE Ordinary Level and Advanced Level classes are due to sit for their exams in the next few months, and therefore they are keen to resume academic activities in schools promptly.
He said cleaning school premises and other preparations are underway in order to prepare schools to resume classes.
Minister Gunawardena also noted that although functions of several state bodies were brought to standstill due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the printing of school text books for next year is at the last stage.
The Education Minister stressed that the government will distribute textbooks and school uniforms to children as promised.