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The new normal for teachers and students

The new normal for teachers and students

Teaching in progress under health authority guidelines, due to COVID-19 threat. A picture captured this week, inside a classroom of Ananda College, Colombo 10. Pic by Sameera Weerasekara

No sports, social gatherings or extra-curricular activities until further notice

The University Grants Commission (UGC) and the Education Ministry have sent instructions to university vice chancellors and school principals to refrain from organising any extra-curricular activities and sports, as academic activities began this week. “Principals are requested to avoid from organising term tests, sport competitions and other extra-curricular activities during this time period. They should [...]

Food pack for students instead of free mid-day meal

The Education Ministry is to provide a nutritious food pack for selected school children as they are unable to continue with the free mid-day meal due to the COVID-19 situation, a senior Ministry official said. Under this plan the food pack is to be provided for a three month period, from next week onwards. The [...]

School buses to be given right of way: SLTB

Sisu Seriya school bus service buses to be painted yellow, given preference on roads The Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB) has decided that the SLTB buses used for school services will be painted in two colours, with the top half of the buses painted in yellow and the bottom half will be in their traditional [...]

A/L exams further postponed to Mid-September

The 2020 G.C.E. Advanced Level examination is set to be delayed by another two weeks, an Education Ministry source said. This announcement came after surveys carried out revealed that a delay in the exams is required for A/L students to better prepare for their respective papers, as school syllabuses have not been completed yet. The [...]

Kaduwela school requests new or second-hand computers for IT lab

Philip Thilakwardena Vidyalaya , a school for secondary students located in Nawagamuwa, Kaduwela, said it is short of computers for its Information Technology classes . The school’s Principal C.N. Liyanage said the computer lab has only three out-dated desktop computers donated by well wishers. It was learned about 100 students in Grades Eight, Nine, Ten [...]

Take-home dry rations not given to primary school children in May: CTU

A sum of US $ 400,000 (Rs. 75 million) handed over to the Education Ministry to provide dry rations to underprivileged school children during the emergency lockdown period was not distributed, the Ceylon Teachers Union (CTU) said recently. CTU Secretary Joseph Stalin said the funds were provided by the United Nations World Food Programme (UNWPF) [...]

FITIS collar borates with Education & Higher Education Professionals at a Webinar

FITIS collar borates with Education & Higher Education Professionals at a Webinar

Federation of Information Technology Industry Sri Lanka (FITIS) is the apex body for ICT Industry in association with Education & Higher Education Professionals are hosting a webinar on Accelerating Digital Education in the Digital Normal in Sinhala Medium’on Saturday, 18th July 2020 4pm onwards Sri Lankan Time. The webinar will be presented by Mr.H.U.Premathilake, Additional [...]

Ayurvedic institute in Gampaha to be elevated to university status

Cabinet approval has been granted to upgrade the Gampaha Wickramarachchi Ayurvedic Institute to university status. The Gampaha Wickramarachchi Ayurvedic lnstitute, which is currently affiliated to the University of Kelaniya under the University Grants Commission (UGC), offers undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Ayurveda and allied sciences. The country’s policy framework “Vistas of Prosperity and Splendour” identified [...]

Coronavirus pandemic spawns a poachers’ picnic Down Under

Rampant poaching by unregulated education agents has left Australian higher education providers with a “diabolical choice” as they struggle to outlast the Covid-19 pandemic. Former international education bureaucrat Julian Hill said reputable private colleges were “deeply concerned” about “bottom feeder” agents capitalising on competitor colleges’ desperation after Australia closed its borders. “Do they effectively succumb [...]

ESOFT Metro Campus celebrates 20 years of excellence

ESOFT Metro Campus is one of the largest and most recognised and leading higher education networks in Sri Lanka with an excellence of 20 years. A pioneer in grooming Sri Lankans to meet the demands of an increasingly globalisedworld and a UGC approved degree awarding institute, ESOFT is a knowledge hub where expertise, commitment, and [...]

AI Academy – Sri Lanka’s first dedicated Artificial Intelligence educational institute open for undergraduate enrollments

AI Academy – Sri Lanka’s first dedicated Artificial Intelligence educational institute open for undergraduate enrollments

The Artificial Intelligence Academy Colombo was launched with a vision to drive the knowledge economy in Sri Lanka and the South Asian region with a  bold focus on Artificial Intelligence, with the strong belief that it is the overarching technology that is poised to disrupt every aspect of our lives in the future. Housed at [...]

Icon Business School launches the prestigious CIMA Professional Qualification

Icon Business School launches the prestigious CIMA Professional Qualification

Positioned as a globally recognised educational solutions provider in the areas of finance and accountancy studies, Icon Business School has been gaining popularity for its teaching excellence, consistent ratings and student-centric environment since its inception in 2017. Previously known for other professional qualification studies in Sri Lanka, the institute is driven by its vision of [...]

ICAC 2020 the next level of Research Initiative of SLIIT calls for papers

ICAC 2020 the next level of Research Initiative of SLIIT calls for papers

ICAC Conference was initiated by the Faculty of Computing, SLIIT and the first conference was held in December 2019. This year, the second conference will be organized for the second time with expanded scope and content. The 2nd International Conference on Advancements in Computing (ICAC 2020) will be held at the SLIIT on the 10th [...]

Scholarships for Medicine through Seekers Worldwide

Medicine is a popular career option for many Sri Lankan students and Seekers assists them in applying to the following Malaysian universities that have been approved by the Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC): International Medical University (IMU) (transfers to Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand and UK available) MAHSA University Management and Science University (MSU) Melaka-Manipal [...]

Box Hill Institute mission to prepare students to learn for work and for life!

From the very beginnings, Box Hill Institute emphasised practical, personal and flexible learning and always valued the opportunity to work hand-in-hand with industry and businesses to create job-specific courses and facilities. Recognise that it’s instructors and staff are their best assets, students will benefit from their unique life and industry experiences, knowledge, and innovative ideas. [...]

Management & Science Institute (MSI) 2020 Academic Excellence awards ceremony

Management & Science Institute (MSI) 2020 Academic Excellence awards ceremony

Management and Science Institute (MSI), Colombo affiliated with Management Science University (MSU), Malaysia recently hosted the Academic Excellence Awards Ceremony for year 2020. The event was to celebrate and to recognize the outstanding academic achievements of the students in Hospitality & Tourism Management, Biomedical Science, Business Management, International Business and Event Management programmes. President of [...]

Free university tuition for EU students in Scotland to end

Scotland’s government has said that it will end free university tuition for European Union students starting courses in the country from September 2021 onwards. Post-Brexit, maintaining free tuition beyond a transition period in 2020-21 “would significantly increase the risk of any legal challenge”, higher education minister Richard Lochhead told the Scottish Parliament, since EU students would [...]

Parents – Learn how to raise happy, self- confident kids

Parents – Learn how to raise happy, self- confident kids

Do you want your children to be happy and confident? Do you want them to respect you and listen to you? Of course you do! Children are a precious gift to parents. However this is not a gift that lasts for ever.  The challenge that parents face is how to make the best use of [...]

Royal Edu Consultants open New Doors in Canada for students

Navitas being one  of the   most  influential  leaders  in  global higher education, they are an organization that reinvented the industry through their  own innovative university partnership model,  they  have  been aiding students in achieving their education goals since their inception in the  year 1976. They represent a multitude of universities and colleges including some of [...]

“MBA University of Kelaniya”: New Intake in Progress-2020

 University of Kelaniya commands   a leading edge in Business Management education. What it is   the mark of University of Kelaniya in the domain of business manage ment education and MBA?  A.  Yes, University of Kelaniya (UoK) marks the competitive edge as a leading state university and it contributes to the knowledge requirements of different subject disciplines [...]

After A/L’s, get a Horizon scholarship to read for LLB

After A/L’s, get a Horizon scholarship to read for LLB

With A/L results out, the most important question that one would require an answer is as to “what career paths are available in the job market and what degree programmes are available that would make you suitable to enter into that potential market.?” Current available degree pathways and institutions that offer such pathways are many. [...]

International Conference on Frontiers in Chemical Technology 2020

The Institute of Chemistry Ceylon (IChemC), the successor to the Chemical Society of Ceylon, has been committed to maintaining and uplifting the profession of Chemistry in Sri Lanka for over forty years. The International Conference on “Frontiers in Chemical Technology 2020 (FCT-2020)” is an initiative of the Institute and is scheduled to be from 20-22 [...]

SLIIT Eduscope Lecture Video Management System Showcases Advanced Digital Learning Environment

SLIIT Eduscope Lecture Video Management System Showcases Advanced Digital Learning Environment

The Covid -19 pandemic has resulted in educational institutions being compelled to harness and utilize available technological tools to ensure remote learning continues unhindered for students. The SLIIT incubated Eduscope Lecture Video Management System (LVMS) has proven to be the ideal technology to deliver online learning across all faculties at the Institute. LVMS, a brainchild [...]

Call for regional scientific advisers to boost local engagement

English councils should appoint scientific advisers to enable academics to inform local policy decisions, according to a university leader. David Price, vice-provost (research) at UCL and principal investigator of a new £10 million project to improve academic-policy engagement, said that there was a recognised need to ensure universities contributed to the well-being of the country [...]

Horizon Campus offers industry renowned BIT programme from University of Moratuwa

With a strong belief that valued partnerships with top academic entities create the synergy that enables to produce graduates of high caliber. Horizon Campus havimg  signed an MOU with the University of Moratuwa, now offers the Bachelor of Information Technology (BIT) program of University of Moratuwa which is an approved programme by the University Grants [...]

Australia shelves plan to fly in international students

Canberra’s universities have shelved plans to fly in international students after a resurgence of Covid-19 cases triggered renewed lockdowns and border closures in Australia. The Australian National University and the University of Canberra said they had decided to postpone a “well-advanced pilot plan” to return 350 continuing students to Canberra campuses later this month. The [...]

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