President's College, Minuwangoda
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|President's College - Minuwangoda|
ජනාධිපති විද්යාලය - මිනුවන්ගොඩ
|Type||Grade 1/AB Provincial School|
|Motto||"අභිමානයෙන් පෙරට යමු"|
Abhimanayen Perata Yamu
Meaning: "Let's go forward with Pride"
|Established||9 February 1979|
|Founder||Bennet Gunasekara (MP for Minuwangoda)|
|Principal||Thilakman Padmasiri Fernando|
|Grades||Grade 6 - 13|
|Gender||Boys & Girls|
|Age||11 to 19|
|Enrollment||Year 5 National Scholarship Exam conducted by the Department of Examination of Sri Lanka|
President's College - Minuwangoda (also known as Janadipathi Vidyalaya - Minuwangoda and formerly known as Japalawaththa Central College) was founded on 9 February 1979 in Minuwangoda.
The first batch of students were admitted to the school in 1979. There were 225 students (115 students from Minuwangoda Nalanda (Boys') Central College and 110 students selected from an entrance exam). Including the Principal, there were 6 teachers at the time the college started.
The college was upgraded as 1A mix school on 1 September 1979. The first batch of students sat for G.C.E Ordinary Level Exam in 1983.
President’s College conducts classes from Year 6 to Year 13 and has usually admit 200 pupils onto Year 6. To be able to seek admission onto President’s college, student must sit a Year 5 National Scholarship (similar to SAT/Grammar Schools exams in the UK) exam conducted by the Department of Education of Sri Lanka and score marks at a cut-off level or above. The College has a strict admission policy which allow only pupils who score higher marks at the National Scholarship exams to enter to Year 6. Currently there are about 1,900 pupils studying at the school.
The school is managed by a Principal (Chief Executive Officer) with the assistance of two Deputy Principals, Assistant Principals, Year Group Leaders, 80 teaching staff, non-academic Staff, the School Development Board and Working Committee members of the Past Pupils Association. It is state owned and funded by the national government and provincial council.
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