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Govt unveils ambitious educational reforms to enhance SL’s academic Landscape

June 25, Colombo (LNW): The British government has introduced two significant initiatives aimed at revitalising Sri Lanka’s educational sector, aligned with President Ranil Wickremesinghe’s vision to establish the most advanced educational system in South Asia.

Emphasising education as the nation’s foremost asset, President Wickremesinghe underscored the government’s commitment to prioritising funding despite prevailing economic challenges.

Under this vision, the government has announced the launch of the Cambridge Climate Quest, a self-paced educational programme tailored for students in Grades 8-12.

This comprehensive course, available in all three national languages, is designed to equip young learners with essential knowledge in climate and sustainability. Upon successful completion, students will receive Cambridge Certification.

The curriculum has been meticulously developed by scholars from Cambridge Zero, the University of Cambridge’s leading research initiative in climate and sustainability studies.

Christine Ozden, Global Director of Cambridge University Press and Assessments, recently met with President Wickremesinghe and Education Minister Dr. Susil Premajayantha, reaffirming Cambridge’s commitment to support this initiative as part of broader educational reforms.

Additionally, Flinders University, Australia, has confirmed plans to establish an offshore campus in Sri Lanka. Professor Colin Stirling, Vice Chancellor of Flinders University, finalised discussions with President Wickremesinghe on this initiative.

The new campus aims to cater to the regional demand for higher education, offering undergraduate and postgraduate programmes as well as pathway courses in fields such as Engineering, Information Technology, Business Studies, Finance, Marketing, and Medicine.

Flinders University’s presence in Sri Lanka is anticipated to significantly enhance educational opportunities within the country, providing local students with access to world-class education.

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