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Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Education Partners with Microsoft to Introduce AI and Machine Learning Curriculum in Classrooms

The President’s Media Division has announced a groundbreaking collaboration between Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Education and Microsoft, aimed at integrating Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning curriculum into classrooms starting from Grade Eight.

According to reports, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was formalized between the Ministry of Education and Microsoft, marking the commencement of a pilot project to infuse AI into the school curriculum.

The curriculum on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning has been meticulously prepared by Microsoft, as highlighted by US Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Julie Chung, who attended the signing ceremony.

Ambassador Chung emphasized the United States’ dedication to advancing scientific and technological boundaries while upholding democratic values and human rights. She expressed admiration for American companies like Microsoft leading the charge in such transformative initiatives.

The pilot initiative is set to be implemented in 20 carefully selected schools across 20 districts, with a commitment to furnishing conducive classrooms and essential technical resources. A specialized team from Microsoft will provide ongoing support to facilitate online educational activities, as stated by the President’s Media Division.

Prior to the signing ceremony, President Ranil Wickremesinghe held discussions with Microsoft representatives at the President’s Office. The representatives reaffirmed their steadfast commitment to assisting in the integration of AI into the educational framework, ensuring its success and effectiveness.

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