Ministry to set guidelines to monitor international schools

  • 21 Jul 2007 18:12:32 GMT

    Wimal Weerawansa, Ravi Karunanayaka, susil Premajayantha.

    These three idoits have to understand that it is sri lankan children who are going to these international schools and not foreign children and they have all the right to participate whatever other children participate irrespective of whether they attend government school or international school.

    Government should try to monitor government schools becasuse there are so many schools with just one hamlet and one tacher in rural areas and International schools have better standtands than most of rural government schools. Do Wimal Weerawansa and Ravi Karunanayaka question the quality of education of rural schools???? Do they understand what they are talking??????

    It is Dr. Tara De Mel who realised the value of international schools and tried to integrate with government school and even today many culprits try to attack her for her good service for the sri lankan education.

    The best thing the government should do is to recognize the service of internaional schools for the education of our children and bring government schools to the same level.

  • 21 Jul 2007 18:31:16 GMT

    [These schools produce only persons who know about the Nile River, but not about Mahaveli River`, he said.

    ]It is unfortunate that our children who are led by the rulers, journalists and top brass of the security forces learn about Thames River, Amazon River and Missisippy and worried about the possibility of `London Bridge is falling down...` because learning English guarantee them jobs. What happens to those children who learn our cherished swabasha ? They end up either in the battle front or in Arab countries. It`s estimated 1 million maids and labourers work in the Arab countries alone to generate the foreign exchange as the highest source of income.

  • 22 Jul 2007 03:42:17 GMT

    Come on Werawansa! Just because you have not bothered to master the English Language,does not mean that you must envy those who send their children to an International school.If you want uplift the JVP and make it acceptable,then keep out of NPM,as they are a narrow minded lot.

  • 23 Jul 2007 00:32:55 GMT

    Education ministry can bring a bill to the parliment to register all educational institutions under education ministry. This is not a big issue. I think education level of international schools is higher than public school standards and this is the reason why student intake has been increased. On the other hand the staff of most of these schools are retired teachers and principles of government schools.

  • 23 Jul 2007 02:10:23 GMT

    Very important remarks.

    Do parents send their children to international schools only to learn English? English is a language, and it is no doubt beneficial to learn it, but how about the rest of the knowledge? Please remind yourselves, there are intelligent and powerful people in the rest of the world, who does not speak a word of English.

    [This is an issue affecting the future generation of our country. These schools produce only persons who know about the Nile River, but not about Mahaveli River`]

    I totally disagree, students from international schools are definitely not going to be our future generations. They will be shipped over to UK, USA, and Australia immediately after the schooling. Compared to those who are from the same class and breed remain in the country, majority of these will grow up to become hard working (at Petrol stations, Pizza joints etc.), and law abiding citizens of UK, USA and Australia, away from intellectual deficiencies of their own parents. Good for them. But as a business, if these education shops are not delivering quality goods, that has to be treated by law.

  • 23 Jul 2007 02:26:14 GMT

    Mr. Wimal Weerawansa too went to a thrid rated Tissa Vidyalaya. He did not know either about Mahaweli or Nile river and could not even pass GCE (O/L). But that did not prevent him from becoming an MP and giving `pandi talk` as if he is a Professor of a University.

    So what is the use of education. Students learn well and then they are forced to hear to the `pandi talks` of these idiots who have not even completed GCE (O/L).

    Better ruin the education system so the students will get in to politics and go to places and enjoy lives rather than being academics and suffer with meager salaries.

  • 23 Jul 2007 05:38:32 GMT

    Very clever of politicians and high officials of the government of the day whose offsprings are studying overseas in English.

    They don`t like to see less previlaged people`s children in Slanka having a good education in English. They know that their children, when returned from overseas, will face competition from those who are now studying at International schools.

    Recently, I read in a news paper that minister Janaka Tennekoon`s two daughters were or are still studing in the Uk. Where did he get the money to do that with the exchange rate being over R200 to a UK pound???

    This monkey came from Dambulla and yet he sends his offsprings to the UK for education. Yet they say that the public education is good in Slanka. This high level of double standards started by SWRD, who ruined the education system by introducing the bloody vernecular system.

    Everytime a UNP government trying to introduce English to public schools it is those baboon JVP and SLFP that oppose.

    Curse on JVP and curse on SLFp.

  • 23 Jul 2007 06:44:06 GMT

    Over 50% of the students in the Govt. system fail the O/L and now they think they are qualified to monitor international schools.