From Quantity to Quality - An Aspect of Educational Development in Ceylon

Since the achievement of independence in 1948, school enrolments in Ceylon have doubled and currently stand at over 2.64 million children. This increase has been matched by the construction of some twenty-eight thousand new classrooms as well as by the remodelling and enlargement of the older buildings inherited from the colonial period. Now, in 1971, with universal free primary education and a very substantial proportion of the children of secondary school age receiving education, the Government is able to turn its attention from the problems of quantity to those of quality.


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