Colombo, Dec 13 (BAN/ AD): Government has taken a major step towards education system by approving to increase the number of National Schools from the current 371 to 1,000. Minister of Education and Sports Dulles Alahapperuma said the Cabinet approved the decision. He said currently there are 10,175 schools functioning in country and only 371 are National Schools.
As per sources these schools will be equipped with all facilities in each Divisional Secretariat Division and upgrading them as National Schools with the objective of providing a free, equitable and qualitative education to every child. Also there is plan to start a State of the Art National School in each District with tri lingual educational opportunities and to initiate 20 such schools in the next two year period.
The Minister also said that the Z-Score system that is used for selecting students for state universities would be altered.