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SF-J Organizes Seminars for over 6500 Jaffna O/L Candidates at 17 Centres
[Updated :: 2011-11-29 16:20:28 Hours]

Among various welfare measures launched by the Security Forces Jaffna (SF-J) with view to reinstating its former glory, education of Jaffna children draws a major concern. With guidance of Commander SF-J Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe, various projects such as award of scholarships, distributing books and school items to students and their schools, education tours and sports activities are regularly organized by the troops serving in Jaffna.

In the same way, 51, 52 and 55 Divisions with coordination of their Civil Affairs Offices and Jaffna education authorities, organized a series of seminars for GCE O/L school candidates who are to sit their examination this December.

The first seminar of the series was held by the 511 Brigade on the 19th November at three centres, J/Kopay Christian School, J/Puttur Sri Somaskantha School and J/Urumpirai Hindu College. Commander SF-J, principals and senior officers of the Education Department attended the inauguration ceremony at J/Puttur Sri Somaskantha School. Guest lecturers conducted lectures on science and mathematics for 1600 students from schools in the area.

Similarly, 512 and 513Brigades conducted science and mathematics seminars for 2002 students at J/Ramanathan Vidyalaya, J/Santhilippay Hindu Vidyalaya, J/Vadukkoddai Jaffna College, J/Velanai Maha Vidyalaya, J/Kayts St. Anthony’s College and J/Punguduthivu Maha Vidyalaya on Saturday 26th.

Meanwhile, 521, 522 and 523 Brigades organized seminars for students in the 52 Division area on 20th and 27th November at J/Nelliady Central College, J/Point Pedro Methodist Girls’ college, J/Ampan Vidyalaya, J/Thirunakaran Maha Vidyalaya, J/Chavakachcheri Hindu Viyalaya and J/Kathady Muthukumaraswamy Vidyalaya where 2206 students were present to revise their knowledge on mathematics and science.

At the same time, 214 students in Pallai area and 482 students in Thelippalai and Kadduvan areas attended fresh O/L seminars organized by the 552 and 515 Brigades at Kili/Pallai Central College and J/Thelippalai Mahajana College on 20th and 26th November.
In addition to necessary printed materials, Army provided meals and refreshments to all participants.

According to Mr. V.T. Selvarathnam, Deputy Secretary Ministry of Education Northern Province,15188 school candidates and 9663 private candidates in Jaffna are sitting the GCE O/L examination at 178 examination centres coordinated by 26 coordinating centres this year.


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