A program for setting up of English Smart Classes designed using the new technology for the purpose of upgrading the English education in schools has been implemented Under the Right to Read Project in collaboration with the ministry of education. These English smart classes are conducted through an internet app which includes the courses prepared with reference to the English textbooks from grade 3 to grade 8 in the school
curriculum. So far, nearly 510,745 students in 837 schools in the island have been connected with this program. This program has been already implemented in the schools of Northern, Sabaragamuwa, Uva and Central provinces. It has been planned to implement the English smart class program covering all schools in the island by the year 2022 and the actions have been taken to introduce this program in 100 schools in Galle district within the next few months in the first stage of this program in the Southern Province. Under the second stage, the steps will be taken to provide English smart classes to another 100 schools in the Southern province. The children can connect with the English smart class in the school with the help of subject teacher and in relation to this program, the training of the in-service advisors and the principals for the purpose of training the teachers has already been implemented. The initial discussion for the implementation of this program in two hundred schools in the
Southern Province was held with the participation of The Minister Plantation Industries Ramesh Pathirana, The Governor of the Southern Province Willie Gamage, the Chief Controller of the Right to Read project Mr. Asath Omar, the project manager of the Right to Read institution Mr.
Lawrence Vincent, the media secretary of the ministry of education Mr. Buddhika Wikramadara, the provincial director of education of the southern province Mr. Nimal Disanayaka and the education secretary of the southern province Mr. Ranjith Yapa.Source:Ministry of Education Website