Written by Zulfick Farzan
16 Jan, 2021 | 12:44 pm
Colombo (News 1st); President Gotabaya Rajapaksa says a new education system that will protect the dignity of labour and aimed at creating a skilled society will be introduced in the new normal environment.
A National Education Policy has already been formulated to achieve rapid development as well as to meet expected economic goals in a short period of time, President further said.
President Rajapaksa made these remarks participating at the official inauguration ceremony of registering the first batch of undergraduate students of Benedict the 16 Catholic Institution of Higher Education (BCI) in Negombo, on Friday (15).
The BCI, a brainchild of His Eminence, Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith, Archbishop of Colombo was established in 2015 in honour of His Holiness Benedict XVI, one of the greatest scholars of the 21st century.
Over 17,200 students have already successfully completed courses in English Language, IT and vocational courses during the past six years.
The President emphasized that he expects to give utmost priority to achieve excellence in higher education.
He also pointed out the importance of producing more technocrats in the future by converting all universities to ‘smart learning universities’.
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