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Education Sector

The government of Sri Lanka has given high priority to development of the education sector. This encompasses primary to tertiary education as well as vocational training. The country aspires to be a global knowledge hub. UNESCO provides Definitions, Standards & Norms for Education sector through the Sri Lanka National Commission for UNESCO. It also provides comparative global and regional data & statistics on education enabling informed decision making to enhance the quality of education in Sri Lanka. The Global Monitoring Report on Education for All is launched nationally each year in collaboration with relevant stakeholders. The establishment of the South Asian Centre for Teacher Development as a UNESCO Category 2 Centre in Meepe, Sri Lanka makes a strong contribution to the government initiative to improve the quality of Education.
UNESCO continues to support other government initiatives on human resource development such as improvement of ICT Skills, enhancement of inclusive education & social cohesion, promote education for peace & sustainable development and enhance early childhood care & education. In addition the fullest cooperation of the SLNCU is given to promote English language teaching as a link language. Capacity building and human resource development opportunities are provided to suitable personnel in education and higher education sectors to improve the quality of service. Assistance of expertise and technical cooperation for education quality development are provided as and when requests for such assistance are made.

  • 2013 Education Programmes - SLNCU 
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Sri Lanka National Commission for UNESCO (SLNCU) is the government arm of implementing UNESCO Agenda in Sri Lanka. This Commission established on 14th November 1949, comes under the Ministry of Education. There are 35 members in the General Assembly, including representatives of relevant ministries and national bodies concerned with UNESCO’s fields of competence.