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Susil Warns of Future Empty Classrooms as Tuition Trends Rise

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Education Minister Susil Premajayantha cautioned Parliament that within five years, classrooms teaching Advanced Level courses in schools could be empty due to an increasing number of students opting for tuition classes instead.

He also predicted an eventual surplus of teachers compared to students.

“Parents currently spend over Rs. 800 billion annually on tuition fees for their children. There are reports of teachers preparing for a strike. Especially in Advanced Level classes, students may not wait for teachers to come to school to teach them.”

Parents will not accept this situation and are likely to enroll their children in tuition classes. This shift is already taking place,” Premajayantha said.

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