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Education Ministry to partner 5 private sector institutions

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Minister Premajayatha addressing the Skill Expo.
Minister Premajayatha addressing the Skill Expo.

For the first time, the Sri Lanka Ministry of Education will come to a partnership with five different private sector institutions to develop skills and career guidance among the younger generation, said Education Minister Susil Premajayantha at the inauguration ceremony of Skills Expo 2023 Exhibition at BMICH on Friday.

The Minister also said there are 3 pillars in education that is Knowledge, Attitudes and Skills but required skills are lacking and therefore separate institutions will be formed for each identified common skill.

He also said the government will also change the system of education accordingly, based on certain techniques learnt at a recent conference conducted by UNESCO where he attended in Paris and London.

He said that the Skills Expo 2023 event is a clear example of this joint effort between the government and the private sector and he commended the involvement of funding agencies.

He also said that several projects are underway to support education skills programmes with the funding assistance from Asian Development Bank (ADB), and the government of Japan and also through some institutions under the Ministry of Education such as German Tech, VGA, NAITA etc.,

“The Ministry of Education together with general education, higher education, technical education, vocational training and science and research, under one umbrella will run this mission towards establishing an educated skilled workforce in the country very soon in order to support the government to speedily achieve the national economic goals,” said the Minister.

He added that the collaboration of the private sector towards developing the skills sector is a major advantage.


Wednesday, May 17, 2023 – 01:00

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