Minister of Education Bandula Gunawardana says that a new index has been formulated by the Examinations Department for measuring the efficiency in schools.
Participating at a media briefing held in Colombo the Minister said that schools that obtain a value higher than 70% would be considered a high value in the school efficiency level.
The Minister said that there were only 56 such schools in the country.
On this occasion the Minister pointed out that schools that demonstrate an efficiency value less than 30% were low in the school efficiency level.
The minister also said that a pilot project has been prepared for raising the education standard of children of the low efficiency schools to the level of high efficiency value schools.