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Teacher transfers should be carried out promptly, smoothly: Minister

Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said that the teacher transfer programme should be carried out promptly and smoothly without any obstacle.

He made these remarks while speaking on the Education Ministry’s policy decision to transfer all teachers who had completed ten years service at the same National School. According to Education Ministry sources, certain teachers have been serving at the same National School for many years refusing transfers.

The Minister said that relevant authorities have been instructed to carry out the teacher transfer policy decision without any obstacle as the decision was taken for the betterment of the students.

However, it has been reported that certain teachers are trying to hamper this transfer process by arousing students and past pupils by levelling allegations that the education of the particular school would be affected once they are transferred.

Responding to such allegations, Education Ministry sources said that the proposed transferring process would be carried out promptly and efficiently without considering such negative influencing.