Almost all the schools were closed today due to a token strike of the teachers, for the first time in the history.
None of the teachers reported duty today in leading national schools such as Ananda, Nalanda, Royal, Vishska colleges.
Five teachers’ unions launched the token strike since the discussions with the cabinet subcommittee, the Ministry of Education and especially with the Salaries and Cadre Commission were failed by yesterday.
The teachers have rejected grading of Advanced Level examination too. Although 16 evaluation centers were open today only a limited number of teachers were present. The evaluation centers at Ananda, Nalanda Royal and several other schools were closed since the teachers withdrew from paper marking.
A spokesman of the Ceylon Teachers’ Union said that the teachers withdrew voluntarily due to contextual mental pressure on them.
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