Dr. Upali Chetara, Secretary, Ministry of Education Reforms, Open Universities and Distance Learning Development, said the government has decided to make career guidance compulsory for grade 6 and above.
The move would be taken under the New Educational Reforms by the government.
Further, he said “Through this initiative idea, students will be directed to job-oriented training while at the same time they will continue learning,”
He also mentioned that psychological counseling would be made mandatory in schools to provide solutions to various psychological and social problems among students.
He also said that every student who passes Grade 9 will be given a certificate that the period of compulsory education is over.