By Thameenah Razeek – CEYLON TODAY
Recognizing that effective environmental education is currently a necessary skill for students, the government has decided to introduce a new subject on wildlife and forest conservation to the local school curriculum.
Wildlife and Forest Conservation Minister C. B. Ratnayake requested Education Minister Prof. G. L. Peiris to introduce the new subject to students, and Ratnayake advised his Ministry Secretary to take steps to implement the idea following a fruitful discussion with the Education Ministry Secretary.
The Wildlife Ministry came up with this concept after recognizing the necessity for future Sri Lankan generations to understand how to conserve the jungle and wildlife as they enter society. The programme’s road map, on the other hand, has yet to be devised. When asked about the current Status of this, Education Ministry Secretary Prof. Kapila Perera said the suggestions and talks were still in the works.