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Demanding instant solution to teachers’ problems in times of COVID-19 pandemic, economic crisis is unfair…Education Minister

GL Peris

Minister of Education Prof. GL Peiris has observed that it was unfair to seek an immediate solution to the teachers’ problem that had existed for 24 long years at a time when not only Sri Lanka but the entire world was facing COVID-19 pandemic and a severe economic crisis.

He made this observation while addressing the media at the conclusion of a discussion held at the Ministry of Education on Tuesday, August 3 with the representatives of the Teachers’ and Principals’ Trade Unions. He said:

It is not practical to make such a request in an environment where all major sources of revenue to the government, such as VAT, Customs, excise and foreign worker remittances, have been severely affected.

In such a situation, it is not fair to declare at once after 24 years that teachers will not go to schools and will not teach. The most affected by these actions are children from poor families. The education of children in privileged families continues. So this is an unfair course of action. So we cannot give an instant solution today. The government expects to present practical solutions for the gamut of the public service with the budget in November.

We have great respect for teachers. But the most apt time to do this is when the budget is presented, taking all other [government] services into account.”

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