The Regional Director for UNICEF South Asia Ms.Jean Gough together with Mr.Tim Sutton,Representative for UNICEF Sri Lanka and his team visited EPC, Trincomalee on 29th May 2019 to discuss the “Citizen Budget” initiative with the EPC and the overall education status of children in the Province.
The Discussion was held under Chairmanship of Chief Secretary at the Conference Hall of Chief Secretary’s Office. The Deputy Chief Secretary –Planning, Secretary of Ministry of Education and Senior Offices from Provincial Planning Secretariat, Ministry of Education and UNICEF Regional Office participated at the meeting.
At this forum, the citizen budget initiative in the Eastern Province was discussed and Secretary Ministry of Education explained the overall education status of the Province. Ms. Jean appreciate the effort of EPC to develop citizen budget and she praised that it will be the first such documentation in South Asia region. The current situation and challenges in improving the status of the education sector in the Province were thoroughly reviewed. It was suggested to arranged another forum with relevant stakeholders with a view to find out strategies to improve Education sector in the Province.