President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has emphasized the need to reform the country’s education system in order to create a citizen who can optimally contribute to the future world, the economy and development. President emphasized: University curricula should target job market More focus on Technology and Information Technology
Presidential Task Force on Education
President stresses need for educational reforms that can optimally contribute to future world, economy & development
An Extraordinary Gazette notification was issued with the authorisation of the President, appointing more members to the
Presidential Task Force on Education.
Accordingly, the following members have been appointed to the task force.
Prof. Kapila Perera, Secretary to the Ministry of Education Mrs. K.M.D.S. Jayasekara, Secretary to the State Ministry of Women and Child Development, Pre-Schools and Primary Education, School Infrastructure and Education Services Dr. M. Upali Sedara, Secretary to the State Ministry of Education Reforms, Open Universities & Distance Learning Promotion N.H.M. Chithrananda, Secretary to the State Ministry of Skills Development, Vocational Education, Research and Innovation S.H. Harischandra, Secretary to the State Ministry of Dhamma Schools, Bhikkhu Education, Piriven & Buddhist Universities Senior Prof. Sudantha Liyanage, Vice Chancellor, University of Sri Jayewardenepura Prof. (Ms.) N.R. de Silva, Vice Chancellor of University of Kelaniya Prof. N.D. Gunawardana, Vice Chancellor of University of Moratuwa Prof. S. Sri Sathkunaraja, Vice Chancellor of University of Jaffna Senior Prof. J.M.U.K. Jayasinghe,Vice Chancellor of University of Wayamba State Ministry for Education Reforms
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has appointed Hon Susil Premajayantha as the
State Minister of Education Reforms, Promotion of Open Universities and Distance Learning Present situation of Sri Lanka Education and way forward
A workshop was held in September, 2020 and following ideas were highlighted
No exams or stress free school based examinations Quality education for all Equal education in all schools for all students (no popular schools) Production of a practical oriented student rather than theory oriented person Semester system to be introduced replacing current three term system More than 1000 national schools to be established Activity based learning Promoting e Learning and providing laptops for all students Related Links
HE Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s Vision on Education
Then presidential candidate and Present President of Sri Lanka HE Gotabaya Rajapaksa delivered inspiring speech at the Viyathmaga convention on 8th Sep. 2019 at the Shangri-La hotel in Colombo, Sri Lanka. New School based Z Score system
Prof Sudantha Liyanage explains – The Cabinet of Ministers has granted approval to introduce a new school-based scientific method to select students to state universities instead of the current district-based Z-Score system Comment your ideas/ proposals on new Educational reforms below