Seminar Organized for O/L Candidates
[Updated :: 2010-11-13
Auditorium of Vembady Girls’ High School and
the Weerasingham Hall in Jaffna inundated with enthusiastic students
on Saturday (13.11.2010) when the 51 Division of Security Forces
Jaffna (SF-J) organized education seminars aiming the G.C.E. O/L
The participation of students witnessed today was the highest in
the Jaffna education history since it was the first time that such
a programme was organized for O/L candidates in Jaffna. In conformity
with the government’s agenda to secure equal rights of education
for all irrespective of their religion and ethnicity, SF-J on auspices
of the Commander SF-J Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe arranged
this two-day seminar to enhance the knowledge of O/L students especially
on Science and Mathematics while techniques and methodology to be
adopted in answering the question papers were also taught.
Since the number of participants rose nearly to 2000, SF-J had to
arrange the Vembady College auditorium and the Weerasingham Hall
to accommodate them all. Commander SF-J attended the inauguration
ceremony at the Weerasingham Hall as Chief Guest. He also visited
the Vembady College and encouraged students distributing tutorial
notes among the participants. He wished all students good luck in
their future challenge and mentioned that SF-J is anxiously waiting
to see the island’s best results in the examination from Jaffna.
Experienced teachers in the peninsula had been invited to conduct
lectures and study materials printed for all participants by the
Army were distributed free of charge. The 51Division commanded by
Maj. Gen. Janaka Walgama provided lunch to all students at the both
Security Forces Headquarters Jaffna by organizing these types of
education programmes intends to promote education in the peninsula
so that future generation there would assist the country to emerge
as the “Miracle of Asia” on the concept of “One Country and One
Nation”. With ushering of peace to the country last year, O/L results
in Jaffna proved comparatively better. The ratio of students of
Chundikkuli Girls’ College who passed the examination in 2009 was
100% while in Jaffna Hindu College and Central College it was respectively
98% and 67%. Security Forces Headquarters-Jaffna has already launched
a number of projects to uplift the education standard of Jaffna.
Senior priests of four major religions, senior administrative and
education department officials and senior Army officers were present.
The programme will continue on Sunday.