A decision has been taken to operate all government and government approved private schools on all five week days between 7.30 am and 1.30 pm from Monday (15).
The decision was reached during collective talks between the Minister of Education, Secretary to the Ministry of Education, Ministry officials and Provincial Directors of Education.
The Ministry has also advised State Officials in Provincial levels to formulate a transportation plan for school Principals, Teachers and students who are residing in areas with transportation difficulties.
The group also finalised that School Principals must provide relief to teachers and students who experience transportation issues during the recommencement of school on all five days.
Provincial Directors of Education are yet to inform school Principals of the relief measures to be provided by the government, for teachers and students.
Teachers have been informed to utilise school hours during the next three months to only cover the syllabus, while adding that after hours can be scheduled to conduct curricular and extracurricular activities.
The statement issued by the Ministry stated that directives will be issued to further limit festivals and celebrations within schools.