President Maithripala Sirisena today (Sept 2) said that one of the motives of the government is to create an educated society which provides equal opportunities for the people.

Addressing an event held to handover appointments to graduate teachers, the President emphasized the need for teachers to upgrade their knowledge in par with technology to sustain themselves in the profession.

He also stressed the need for teachers to help support the process of rearing educated and decent children as intellectuals to society.

While pointing out that teachers play a decisive role in a student’s future, Mr. Sirisena noted that they must have a deep understanding on matters concerning children while making decisions related to them.

According to the President’s Office, 587 graduate teachers received appointments today.

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