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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2614

10 model schools for students from all faiths to be set up in Western Province

Colombo, 31 May, (Asiantribune.com):

On an initiative made by the Western Province Governor,Azath Salley, 10 model schools will be set up to accommodate students from all faiths to enable the children to study in a conducive classroom environment supported with goodwill and understanding among them.

Addressing an audience comprising Provincial Director of Education P. Sirilal Nonis, Secretary to the ministry of education T. Wijebandu, principals of schools and representatives from the respective School Development Societies, Governor Azath Salley said that in consultation with provincial ministry of education, he has selected 10 schools in the western province to be upgraded as model schools.

The schools that will be upgraded to the standard of Model Schools will include, Lindsay Girls’ School , St Clare’s school , Arethusa College; Wellawatte , Kotahena President’s College, St John’s College; Mattakuliya , St John’s College ;Dematagoda ,AE Gunasinghe Maha Viyalaya , St Mary’s College Polwatte, S. De.S. Jayasinghe Central College; Dehiwela and Ilukovitha Vidyalaya,Homagama.

Stressing that education in the western province is his priority, Salley said he hailed from the D. S Senanayake College, where the students moved with one another without showing any differences on the score of their religion or their language. “ We want to create the same environment in the new model schools,where children move with their mates as members of one family,” he said, adding that it will be a great opportunity for the students to learn one another’s culture, religion and their lifestyles.

The governor further explained that the selected 10 schools will continue to accommodate girls/boys/ mixed, according to the present composition of the respective schools. He also said that additional facilities, adequate tutorial staff and administrative staff will be provided to these schools to accommodate the new arrangement. He added that there will be a uniform theme colour for all these model schools to distinguish them from the other regular schools.

Principals of the selected schools welcomed the proposal and pledged that they would give of their best cooperation to the provincial ministry of education to implement the project successfully.

- Asian Tribune -

10 model schools for students from all faiths to be set up in Western Province
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