Minister of Education: Akila Viraj Kariyawasam has given instructions to take strict disciplinary action against school principals, who improperly collect money from students – in addition to facility fees and service charges.
National Schools need to obtain permission from the Provincial Secretary of Education, to collect facility fees and service charges from students.
However, information has been received that certain Principals of several National Schools are collecting money at their discretion, violating the circulars.
The Minister of Education has instructed the relevant officials to submit a report, following an investigation into such Principals.
The officials have also been instructed to educate the public on the Emergency Hotline: 1988, to bring to notice complaints against principals charging money from students unlawfully.