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. sachithra February 27, 2015 at 6:26 pm -  Reply

    May i know when the date is calling for 2015 vidaya peetta

  2. madushani February 26, 2015 at 2:05 pm -  Reply

    ane 2013 a/l karapu ayawa gnne kawadada ?mkd ane api thawa kochchara kalayak gedarata wela innada?

  3. SA February 20, 2015 at 8:45 am -  Reply

    Kohoma hari apiwa maharagamata gaththa dawasata egollanta wenne pisso tika thorala aran pissuwa hoda karanna thamai.ita passe teaching ugannanna wenne.

  4. iresha February 18, 2015 at 7:36 am -  Reply

    Me friday gazette karaida

  5. iresha February 15, 2015 at 7:27 am -  Reply

    Kawadda 2013 ayata gazzette kranne

  6. Gayan February 14, 2015 at 8:23 am -  Reply

    2013 A L karana ayata peeta gazet karanne kawadda???

  7. upekha February 12, 2015 at 5:19 pm -  Reply

    2013 a/l walin pita ganne kawadada?

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