Become a Government School Teacher – Admission to National Colleges of Education (Vidya Peeta)

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Updated 2014 February – You can apply for 2014 intake upto 21 February 2014.
National Colleges of Education, commonly named as Vidya Peeta conducts Three Year Pre-Service  Professional Course in Teacher Education.  You need three passes in one sitting at the G.C.E. (A/L) Examination  and Credit passes  in some GCE O/L subjects to apply these courses.
Nilwala National College of Eduation
These National Colleges are located at (1) Uva,  (2) Nilwala, (3) Mahaweli, (4) Sariputta, (5) Siyane,  (6) Vavuniya,  (7) Sri Pada, (8) Addalaichenai , (9) Batticaloa,  (11) Pulathisipura, (12) Wayamba,  (14) Ruhuna, (15) Jaffna , (17) Hapitigam, (16) Dharga Town

Courses conducted here include Primary education, Mathematics, Science, Physical Education, English, Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Catholicism/Christianity, Agriculture and Food Technology, Technical studies, Crafts and Arts, Drama, Dance, Music, Information and communication technology, First Language (sinhala), second language (tamil), Social studies etc.

Duration of a Training Course is three years. This period consists of two years residential institutional training in the National College of Education and one year internship training while being attached to a school.  During the period of two years residential training a trainee will be provided with meals and lodging facilities to the value of Rs. 2,000 per month for ten months in a year. During the Internship year a monthly allowance of Rs. 2,500 will be paid for ten months.

Applicants successfully completing this Course will be considered for appointments as teachers based on the availability of vacancies on Education Zonal Level in difficult districts.

Application deadline for 2014 intake is 21 February 2014. Application and other details can be download from Government Gazette on 31 January 2014

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  1. koshala September 1, 2014 at 7:49 pm - 

    0.3 kata hri science walata registrtion leter eka awda.?

  2. Shali September 1, 2014 at 2:34 pm - 

    @chamara-mta intrvw tbune siyanae.e nisa nilwala ekta cl karata kmak nadda?Anyway tnx for the information.yes I did ALs in 2012, not in 2013.ethakota 2012 1st shy da 2nd da kiyana ekath affect wenawada?

  3. Anushka August 31, 2014 at 4:35 pm - 

    @ Gihani.. Oyage z core aka mokakda dr?

  4. reka August 31, 2014 at 10:34 am - 

    english & it result ana dawasa kauruwath dannawada

  5. Nishi August 31, 2014 at 9:10 am - 

    commers ayawa gaththada….

  6. Anushka August 30, 2014 at 8:57 pm - 

    @ Gihani.. Sure dr I’ll tell. Wt iz ur Z core??

  7. Chamara August 30, 2014 at 6:11 pm - 

    @ Shali, Oyata 2012 A/L walinda apply kale. Me ganne 2012 A/L karapu aya. 2013 2nd shy karanam eke results ballanne ilanga intake ekata.

  8. Chamara August 30, 2014 at 5:58 pm - 

    @Shali, Yes, 50% of Vacancies for English Medium students and 50% for those who have done in Sinhala medium, But remember only very few have done A/L Bio in English medium so the chances are high for English medium students. But if you applied to Galle District you will be selected based on the vacancies to Galle district and first 50% will be given to English medium students. Read the gazette, don’t worry if you are called for the interview before, you will definitely get the admission. If you are qualified, first you are called for an interview with all your certificates etc; Call nilwala to see when they will post letters. Good Luck to you.

  9. gihani August 30, 2014 at 11:13 am - 

    @ anushka, thma letrs awe na dr..oyta awoth kyna hode..

  10. Shali August 30, 2014 at 9:01 am - 

    Ane nilwala sciece english medium awa kenek innawanam kiyannakoooo.plzzzzz

  11. Anushka August 30, 2014 at 12:49 am - 

    @ Gihani.. Ah is it??letters awot comment akak danda dr.. Oyage FB name aka mokakda?

  12. Anushka August 29, 2014 at 5:57 pm - 

    @ Gihani… Oyalata letters awada frnd intrvw akata???

  13. gihani August 29, 2014 at 2:32 pm - 

    @ anushka, thma lettrs awe na dr

  14. Shali August 29, 2014 at 2:19 pm - 

    @chamara-Yp I applied to u mean that the selection is based on the no.of vacancies and the z score?ethakota AL english mdm kara kiayala apita chance ekak nadda?

  15. Tharaka August 29, 2014 at 11:38 am - 

    Commerce ayawa ganna dinayak dannawada kawruhari.

  16. Shali August 29, 2014 at 9:13 am - 

    @Chamara- Yp I applied for Nilwala and I went interview @ Siyane. So u mean that the no.of applicants who will be selected is depending on the no.of vacancies and z score in each district? When will you have your registration? AL english mdm kara kiayala apita chance eka wadi nadda? select una ayata witarada letters enne?

  17. piyumi August 29, 2014 at 9:00 am - 

    Pattala gadara science register wanna awada rep me sooon plz

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