Lessons from Passara – A report on people’s views and experiences on the quality of education in the plantation schools of Passara was released today. “Every child should have the right to have a good education’, said J.C. Weliamuna, Executive Director of TISL.
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According to UN statistics the national school drop-out rate average is a low 1.4%.But students who drop out before completing five years of schooling is significantly higher at 8.4% in plantation schools.
“Education is not only a human right and constitutional requirement but also a vehicle for poverty reduction. We must encourage our children to attend schools without fail.”This was stressed at a parents gathering organized by Transparency International Sri Lanka in Agarathanne, Passara.
A successful two-day workshop on improving the quality of Education in the Plantation Schools in the Passara Zone’ was held on 12th and 13th July 2010 by Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL at the Pelgahatenna Management Training Centre.