Newly-appointed Minister of Education Susil Premajayantha says he has identified several shortcomings that need to be addressed in the education sector immediately.
Speaking during an event at the Education Ministry premises today, Minister Premajayantha said there are issues that must be resolved at the earliest while some other concerns can be addressed in the longer run.
The Minister said the country must return to a sense of normalcy first by December.
He said by resolving major issues faced by the country, respective factions can focus on their area of expertise.
Minister Susil Premajayantha noted that he intends on bringing back normalcy to the education sector by covering school syllabi on time, conducting exams in a timely manner, releasing exam results without any delays, and ensuring university entrance is done periodically including the issuance of school textbooks.
The Education Minister noted due to the shortage of paper they are facing difficulties in printing textbooks.
He said he is scheduled to hold discussions regarding the matter today as well.
Minister Susil Premajayantha said by resolving certain critical issues within the education sector, he hopes to gain the confidence of the people.
He said long-term issues can be resolved subsequently while keeping in mind the current climate in the country.
Minister Premajayantha added he has an experienced individual as his Ministry Secretary and with the support of other officials, he is hopeful of achieving his short and long-term targets.