Information on the process for becoming a teacher in the 1970s, and on whether applicants/teachers were required to go to Colombo on a regular basis [LKA14495]
According to a representative of the High Commission of Sri Lanka
in Ottawa, persons who wish to become teachers are required to
apply to the Ministry of Education (12 July 1993). Depending on
whether or not applicants possess high school diplomas or
university degrees (such as teacher certificates), the ministry
determines the level at which they are allowed to teach
.). This process was also in effect in the 1970s
The representative maintains that although the federal government
is in charge of education, the provinces also have jurisdiction
over education. Although uncertain about the extent of provincial
jurisdiction over education, the representative states that
provinces might determine the number of teachers they require and
they might also have the power to appoint teachers.
The representative adds that teachers stay wherever they are
allowed to teach, and are not required to attend educational
meetings in Colombo on a regular basis; it is more likely that
school principals attend such meetings in Colombo.
Additional and/or corroborating information on the above subject
is currently unavailable to the DIRB.Reference
High Commission of Sri Lanka, Ottawa.
12 July 1993. Telephone Interview with Representative.