Workshop on pre-school education held in Trincomalee

[TamilNet, Friday, 18 July 2003, 19:30 GMT]
One-day workshop on curriculum formulation for training pre-school development co-ordinators in the northeast province was held Friday at the North East Provincial Guest House in Trincomalee, sources said. The workshop was organized by the Tamil Rehabilitation Organization (TRO) and the Provincial Education Ministry Secretary Mr.R.Thiagalingam inaugurated the workshop.

TRO Director of Planning
TRO Director of Planning Mr.Lawrence Christy
This workshop was conducted by the Pre School development Centre in Killinochchi with the financial assistance of an international non-governmental organization FORUT and Tamil Rehabilitation Organization, TRO sources said.

Provincial Education Ministry Secretary Mr.Thiagalingam said powers to administer pre-schools have not been devolved to provincial councils. However North East Provincial Education Ministry has appointed assistant directors of education to supervise pre-schools in the province, he said.

Pre-school education plays a vital role in the development of a child, said Tamil Rehabilitation Organization Planning Director Mr. Lawrence Christy addressing the workshop.

School workshop
Provincial Education Ministry Secretary Mr.Thiagalingam speaking at the workshop
UNICEF in the year 2001 spent ten million rupees for the pre-school development in the Vanni region. The TRO is now negotiating with the UNICEF to launch a project to develop pre-schools in the entire northeast province this year, Mr. Lawrence Christy said.

FORUT Programme manager Mr. Simon Weatherbed and Ms Jeya Thambiah also spoke.

Assistant Directors who are in charge of pre-schools and primary schools in the respective education zones in Trincomalee, Batticaloa and Amparai participated in the workshop.



School workshop
participants at the pre-school education workshop

 

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