Minister of Education Susil Premajayantha says he is expecting the attendance of teachers and students in schools to further improve on Monday.
According to reports, 80 percent of the teachers and 73 percent of teachers have attended school in the past few days.
Education Minister Premajayantha said following discussions with the Sri Lanka Transport Board, the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation, and school van and private bus unions, measures have been taken to issue fuel through SLTB depots to improve the school transportation system.
The Minister added that several national examinations that were delayed due to various reasons have been conducted while they are hoping to hold the remaining pending exams at the earliest.
Education Minister Premajayantha noted that they are planning to get back to the normal examination timetable as soon as possible.
Academic activities in schools are being conducted three days a week at present.
The Ministry expects the schools fully function as soon as the fuel shortage is resolved.
Schools did not function fully in 2020 and 2021 as well due to the COVID-19 crisis.