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English Language Guidance and Vocational Training Opportunities for A/L Exam Takers

Education Minister Susil Premajayantha Announces Free Vocational Training Program

Education Minister Susil Premajayantha has revealed that students who recently completed their Advanced Level (A/L) examinations will be afforded the chance to delve into a vocational subject of their choice, free of charge, starting from March 5. The comprehensive training program is slated to operate across 300 centers nationwide.

The initiative aims to provide valuable opportunities for A/L exam takers to expand their skill sets beyond traditional academic subjects. Minister Premajayantha emphasized the importance of empowering students through practical vocational education.

Moreover, the Education Minister outlined plans to extend similar training programs following the conclusion of the GCE Ordinary Level (O/L) examinations.

In tandem with this initiative, Minister Premajayantha stressed the significance of equipping all teachers with robust knowledge in information technology. He highlighted an ongoing program designed to enhance teachers’ IT proficiency through computer resource centers established in every region. Presently, there are 100 such centers, with plans in motion to add seventeen more in the near future.

The training provided encompasses computer skills for teachers, and efforts are underway to establish a regional-level software development team, showcasing a commitment to advancing technological education within the teaching community. The Education Minister reiterated the government’s dedication to fostering a tech-savvy and skilled teaching workforce to meet the evolving needs of education in the modern era.

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