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* Sri Lanka education sector to introduce new 'Technical' stream for GCE (A/L) examination
Wed, Jan 23, 2013, 11:52 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka's education sector plans to introduce a new stream of study focused on technology education for the GCE Advanced Level examination from 2016.

Higher Education Minister S.B. Dissanayake has said that the decision had been made in order to increase job opportunities for students after Advanced Levels.

He has noted that there's currently a huge discussion about the difficulty of preparing students for the job market due to the limited education streams in the country's education sector.

Dissanayake has added that the proposed technical stream is expected to help youth adjust to the requirements of the job market in the country and overseas.

The proposed stream will include technical subjects such as information technology, electronics, civil and mechanical engineering, agriculture and food sciences to give the students a practical knowledge in preparation for employment after school education.

Currently there are four streams of study at the Advanced Levels - Physical Science, Biological Science, Commerce and Arts.

Meanwhile, Education Minister Bandula Gunawardena has said the government hoped to implement the new stream of study in at least one school in each of the 343 Divisional Secretariat Divisions in the country.



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