‘Spoken English’ in all National Schools from March 30: Minister
Posted on March 20th, 2023

Courtesy The Daily Mirror

Considering the specialty and importance of the English language, the Education Ministry has decided to teach ‘Spoken English’ in all national schools, starting from grade one from March 30.

Addressing an event at the Colombo University yesterday, Minister Susil Premajayantha said necessary updates will be made to bring all school syllabuses from Grades 6–9 and 10–13 to an international level. A pilot project in this regard will be started next month.

He also said that the ministry is planning to teach the subject of artificial intelligence along with information technology. The necessary course development and resource planning are currently being done, the minister said.

The minister further said that the ministry is working to overcome the challenge of meeting the global sustainable development goals related to the education sector by 2030. (Chaturanga Pradeep Samarawickrama)

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