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* Sri Lanka to establish 25 University Colleges for vocational technology
Sat, Jan 26, 2013, 12:15 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 26, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Ministry of Youth Affairs and Skills Development plans to set up 25 university colleges affiliated to the University of Vocational Technology (UNIVOTEC) to create alternate learning pathways up to the degree level for students who are leaving formal education.

The government will set up 20 university colleges by upgrading the existing training centers falling under the purview of the Ministry. The government has allocated Rs. 1.6 billion in the 2013 Budget for the project.

Another 5 university colleges will be established in collaboration with the private sector.

The Cabinet approved the proposal made by Minister of Youth Affairs and Skills Development Dullas Alahapperuma to set up the university colleges.

The UNIVOTEC, established in 2009, provides a career path to obtain a degree for the students in the Technical Education and Vocational Training System, based on their aptitudes and abilities, to acquire University Education.

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