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* Sri Lanka Prime Minister plans to introduce cloud-based Smart Classroom in all country-wide schools
Sat, Sep 30, 2017, 12:41 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Sept 29, Colombo: Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says the government has taken steps to set up an education that suits the 21st century. He made this remark when he inspected the 'Smart Classroom' at the Sri Jayewardenepura Maha Vidyalaya Friday.

Sri Lanka's first cloud-based Smart Classroom was inaugurated at the Sri Jayewardenepura Kotte Maha Vidyalaya in January this year according to a concept of the Ministry of Education.

Education is provided to students here using modern technology. The Prime Minister inspected how without traditional teaching and learning methods, Smart whiteboards and tablet computers are used in the Smart System to provide education to children.

The Premier said that in the future the internet-based learning method 'Smart Classroom' system will be introduced in all the schools country-wide.

He said that the government is implementing a system of education required for the 21st century that includes giving tablets to Advanced Level classes next year. Through that information technology and internet will be done and it is an experiment.

He said the Money has been allocated for education with a plan and education will be made compulsory for 13 years.

Earlier, the two political parties pulled to two sides with regard to the education, the Premier said. When one step is taken for the organization the other party objects.

Now the two parties work cooperatively together, these measures to improve the education are launched, he added.

The Prime Minister said the government had three main goals - to free the country from debt, provide employment and develop education to fit the current needs, When they came to power in 2015, the government was burdened with the huge debt and didn't have money to improve any sector let alone for government expenses. Now that economy is getting better the government is focusing on allocating funds to improve the education system.

Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam, Deputy Minister Dr. Harsha de Silva and senior education officials were also present at the occasion.

 

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