The Government Teachers’ Association of Sri Lanka claims that the directives issued by the Ministry of Education pertaining to the conduct of academic activities in schools from tomorrow to the 1st of July are impractical.
The Chief Secretary of the Association Shehan Dissanayake speaking to NewsRadio said the relevant programme will not be successful.
Commenting on the issues faced by teachers in rural schools, Dissanayake noted although the government did not close schools in rural areas, teachers is such areas are facing difficulties as not all teachers are from the area.
Dissanayake added certain teachers in rural areas were forced to travel 100km a day while some schools were unable to function for five days.
Shehan Dissanayake further stated only a limited number of teachers are able to attend school, adding that some schools had only 10% attendance.
He charged the Ministry of Education of taking impractical decisions without considering the prevalent situation in the country.