Implement uniform voucher system for 2019

December 6, 2018

The Ceylon Teacher Services Union has called for the voucher system for school uniforms to be implemented for the year 2019 as a result of the inconveniences faced by students.

The Ministry of Education, following the political crisis, decided to provide uniform material instead of the voucher system.

However the Ceylon Teacher Services Union requested the President to bring an end to the school uniform issue, and proposed the issuance of vouchers instead of uniform material.

Union Secretary Mahinda Jayasinghe claims that preparations for uniform material will take several months and therefore urged that the voucher system be implemented.

Jayasinghe said the procurement process for material will take time adding it is best to provide vouchers.