ADB to assist Sri Lanka’s knowledge society project

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The government of Sri Lanka has conclude negotiation with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to obtain a grant of USD15 million and a loan of about USD 65million for the implementation of Education for Knowledge Society project.

The main objective of the project is to improve quality, relevance, effectiveness and equity of access to secondary and tertiary education through upgrading selected 150 secondary schools in the poorest administrative districts to full pledged schools, providing 15000 scholarships for secondary education and non-university tertiary education, development of Competency Based Education Curriculum by the NIE, upgrading facilities of educational institutions such as Centre for Excellence in English Education etc, expansion of ICT education, providing computer and internet facilities for 2125 schools, integration of HIV/AIDS and Health Education into the curriculum of the secondary schools and establishing a high level policy coordination regime and partnership mechanism in the sector and setting up a Management Information System for the Ministry of Education.

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