Education Ministry to decide on tuition classes

Akila Viraj KariyawasamThe Ministry of Education will decide in future if it will allow tuition classes to operate during school hours.

Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said that it has become a norm now by teachers and private institutions to have tuition classes during school hours.

He said that discussions will be held with the relevant officials soon to decide on the future of tuition classes which operate during school hours.

“We will decide if tuition classes can operate from 7.30am to 1.30pm,” the Minister said.

He said that discussions will also be held on various other aspects of the education sector which require urgent attention. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. Children are under lot of pressure by Parents & teachers. Process of changes should by gradual for the parents & children to adopt to the system. Hence, please start with stopping tuitions during school hours & not after 2000hrs

  2. Committee must include Sannasgala !!

    Should stop classes during school days not only during 7.30 to 1.30. Weekend classes are ok.

    Tution classes are destroying Children’s than making them. It6 has become very popular due to Students have freedom to do anything. Children who get disciplined during school hours get used to all bad things during Tuition time. This had made quality of School education to suffer. In most AL classes teachers do not teach, but just ask Students about what they did during Tution classes and indirectly recommend going to tution classes. Some Govt teachers use their job at Schools as Recruitment centres for their private classes.

    But it is quite sure this Govt will also not have enough bones to regularise Tution Trade, the Number one problamatic Issue today with School Education as they have Friends and Partners who are also involved in Tution. Interestingly JVP also dont talk about this disaster.

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