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The Mace

Mr Speaker

When I suggested this Adjournment Motion a couple of weeks back, I was worried about the state of Education in this country. I feel more optimistic now, after hearing the forceful suggestions of the Ministers of Education and Higher Education yesterday, and in particular the determination to ensure greater access to quality tertiary level education to all our people. My one regret is that we did not yesterday also pay attention to the role of the Ministry of Youth Affairs in ensuring that we develop a modern Education system. We have to recognize that Education means not just academic learning, but also the development of professional and vocational skills, and the soft skills that will allow these too to be used productively.

 We need to promote variety in Education, Mr Speaker, recognizing that the role of the State is to ensure that no one is deprived of quality education because of a lack of resources, but that the State should also encourage other initiatives. As the Honourable Minister of Higher Education pointed out yesterday, the State should monitor such initiatives to prevent exploitation, and also take advantage of the benefits they provide for those who need support.

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Rajiva Wijesinha

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