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Training programme for principal promotions

The education ministry has taken steps to give principals an international level training for school leadership to do a revolutionary change in the role of a principal of Sri Lanka.

According to Sri Lanka principals service minutes the capacity development programme required for promotions from grade 111 to grade 1, one month duration training programmme as capacity development programme is now being held for principals.

On the instructions of education minister Mr. Akila Viraj Kariyawasam national competency framework on school leadership and management has been introduced to the school system of this country for the first time. Accordingly thousand (1,000) grade 111 principals of principal service will be trained this year.

It has been emphasized of a requirement of a programme of this nature in an evaluation programme conducted in selected ten schools with regard to allegations framed time to time including financial frauds, administration issues, accidents faced by students in school. This special programme is implemented spending 41 million rupees based on the evaluations of the education sector development framework programme.

The principals will be educated about sixty four skills standards based on the quality school controlling, positive school administration controlling, effective school management and quality learning outcome.

The human resource development branch of ministry of education stated 3,823 grade 111 principals of all nine provinces to be given this training certificate before year 2021.