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Measures are being taken to enhance the ICT knowledge and the literacy rate of 80 % of teachers

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Minister Premajayanth added teachers in schools in remote areas without computer facilities will be trained at computer laboratories in 2,800 schools. The President has named this year as the year of Information Communication Technology and the English language. The Minister further said the Ruwanpura Education Faculty will be turned into a training centre where 360 teachers could be trained in one instance on ICT technology. The computers have been presented by the Intel Company. A pilot project relating to the installation of computers has been successfully conducted at the Rahula Balika Vidyalaya in Malabe, Dharmaraja College in Kandy and also at the Yaahala Kotuwa Vidyalaya in Matale. Minister Premajayanth also said measures are also underway to provide further English language training to 23 thousand teachers. The Penideniya Education Faculty has now been turned into a centre where 400 teachers could undergo training in the English language at a single occasion. He also said special training will be provided to English language instructors as well.

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