The Cabinet of Ministers yesterday granted approval to provide free tablet computers for students in the GCE Advanced Level classes in government schools, Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam announced yesterday. The Minister said that 100,000 tablet computers would be given away to Advanced Level students as well as the teachers in Advanced Level classes in government schools.
The Minister made this announcement when speaking at the handing over of appointment letters to 44 new school teachers.
He said that this decision marks an important milestone in the country’s educational sector.
The Education Minister expressed his gratitude to President Maithripala Sirisena, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe as well as the Cabinet of Ministers for rendering their maximum support to the Sri Lankan free education system by introducing such new information technology into the school system.