President Maithripala Sirisena says when making an education policy, it is a must to create a pathway for children to pass examinations successfully as well as it should create a way for the children to have a clear future.
The President made these remarks participating in a ceremony to lay the foundation stone for the two-storied building with a Sports Complex at the Mahamaya Balika Vidyalaya in Kadawatha, today (05).
The President was received warmly by the students of the school when he arrived there.
President Sirisena laid the foundation stone for the new two-storied building and a student of the school unveiled the plaque of the new building on the invitation of the President.
The President, addressing the gathering further said that the decision to abolish the Grade 5 Scholarship Examination and to introduce a new education method was taken to provide an opportunity for the children to build their own future according to their respective talents.
The programme to hold an examination replacing the Grade 5 Scholarship Examination will let the students do their higher studies in a field for which they possess the required skills and the schools too will be categorized in accordance with those specific fields of subjects, said the President.
Motivating students towards an education system that is suitable for an innovative and green economy and to cease the era in which all the students obtaining an Arts degree and conducting protests in the streets will be the objective of the programme, said the President.
The Principal of the college Pushpika Banduwansha presented a special souvenir to the President.
Chief Minister of Western Province Isura Devapriya, Member of Parliament Lasantha Alagyawanna, and the public representatives and the college staff, past pupils, parents and a number of participants were present in this event.