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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2963

School shortage, thousands of children sans schools

[b]School shortage, thousands of children sans schools[/b]

By Munza Mushtaq - Reporting for Asian Tribune

[b]Colombo, 05 February, ([/b] With several thousand children deprived of a school, Education Minister Susil Premajayantha has instructed authorities to provide suitable schools to these children within a week.

The instruction comes following a protest staged by the parents of these children in front of the Education Ministry at Battaramulla this week. The parents who had applied for year one admission claimed that despite them providing with all necessary particulars, they have been rejected by all schools.

However, Minister Premajayantha had directed his Ministry officials to make necessary arrangements and to admit these children to schools, depending on their eligibility within a week in two separate stages," sources said.

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