Initial steps to re-open schools next month

Minister of Education Prof. G.L. Peiris said that the initial steps have been taken to ensure the reopening of schools in August this year after the vaccination of school teachers and non-academic staff.

Speaking to the media following his participation in the official launch of the COVID vaccination drive for school teachers and non-academic staff at the Army Hospital today (12), he said that all teachers in the Colombo region were being vaccinated today and the programme will be completed by tomorrow (13).

This programme will be rapidly implemented in the other provinces and districts. Under the current pandemic situation online education is the best alternative.

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