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Schoolchildren are briefed by an official at Mattala Airport, while on a visit.  Pix by Rahul Samantha Hettiarachchi

150 More schools for ’13-years Compulsory School Education’ scheme

The 2nd Stage of ’13 years of Compulsory School Education’ scheme will be expanded to 150 more schools including Provincial schools with effect from May this year, said the outgoing Additional Secretary (Planning), Ministry of Education (MoE), S.U. Wijeratne. Mr Wijeratne said that some 9,000 students will be benefiting from this scheme, while the programme [...]

Despite over 7,500 eligible only 700 promoted Principals: CTU

The Ceylon Teachers Union (CTU) last week said the Government, despite around 7,500 candidates qualified for promotions, only 700 were promoted Principals. This follows a circular issued by the Ministry of Education (MoE) in 2015, that all teachers to be eligible for the Principal’s post, should have a Simple Pass in Sinhala/Tamil at their Ordinary [...]

A vision for the Blind to become one with society

Discussions are currently underway with the Higher Education Commission on a Policy Manual for Vocational Training (VT) for the Differently Abled & the Disadvantaged Communities of Society, disclosed Ratmalana School for the Blind Principal Desmond Perera. In an interview with the Education Times, Mr Perera said he discussed matters pertaining to these aspects also in [...]

Loan Applications for non-State Uni. Degrees online: MoE

The Government announced that applications are now entertained for interest-free loans, from Advanced Level students who wish to follow Degree courses in non-State universities. The Ministry of Education (MoE) said that all GCE A/L students with a minimum 3 Passes in the A/L Exam, are eligible for the loans. The loan, to be given through [...]

UGC demands Uni. non-academic staff cease strike and talk

The University Grants Commission (UGC) sent a strong message to all protesting non-academic staff to immediately cease from the strike that has continued for 16 days, for discussions. UGC Chairman Prof Mohan de Silva, in a press release, said all strikers should report to work, prior to commencing discussion on their trade union demands. Internal [...]

Peradeniya University Alumni Association- Colombo Chapter AGM Office Bearers 2018-2019

The Colombo Chapter of the Alumni Association of the University of Peradeniya, elected the following Office Bearers at its AGM held on March 4, at the SLIDA Sanhinda Auditorium Colombo. President- K.M.D.Gunaratne Vice Presidents- G.H.P. Dharmaratne, S.M. Gnanaratne, Col. Dr Udula Krishnaratne, Mrs Sujatha Karunaratne, Jagath Dahanayake Secretary- R.M.M.B. Ratnayake Asst. Secretaries- Maj. T.H. Upasena, [...]

UGC facilitates WB funded AHEAD project at Sri Jayewardenepura University

UGC facilitates WB funded AHEAD project at Sri Jayewardenepura University

A World Bank ( University Grants Commission (UGC) project, Accelerating Higher Education Expansion & Development (AHEAD) was launched by University of Sri Jayewardenepura (UoSJ) Vice Chancellor (VC) Prof Sampath Amaratunge, at its Faculty of Graduate Studies. WB Lead Economist Dr Harsha Aturupane, AHEAD Director Prof P.S.M. Gunaratne, Prof Arosha Adikaram, Dr Kumudika Boyagoda and Dr [...]

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