The Education Ministry has commenced work to draft a new Education Act through which a new school curriculum is to be introduced.

Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said that the Ministry had commenced drafting the Act with the assistance of the National Institute of Education. “The change of school curriculum and many other issues will be addressed by the new act,” the Minister added.

He made this comment while participating at a ceremony at the DS Senanayake College, Colombo yesterday.

Minister also pledged that the concept of “The nearest is the best school” will be introduced via the new Act, while improving the standards of schools in divisional secretariat level.