Sunday Times (Sri Lanka)

Hambantota district in need of teachers

- M.N. Piyaratne Kataragama)

There is a shortage of 198 teachers in the Hambantota district, Southern province Governor Dr.Willie Gamage said at a Hambantota District Coordinati­on Committee meeting recently.

"Parents want to send their children to popular schools.We are concerned about teacher transfers and substitute teachers,” he said. Three hundred teacher appointmen­ts would be given to Higher Diploma holders to fill in vacant posts and solve shortage of teachers in Southern province schools. The appointmen­ts had been delayed because of pandemic situation.(

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