Minister of Education Susil Premajayantha says although Sri Lanka is ahead in terms of knowledge in comparison to other countries, the lack of a mechanism to put such knowledge into practice, has led to other countries reaping advantages of local knowledge.
Minister Premajayantha said the attention and support of economists in Sri Lanka must be focused on knowledge and technology.
He said under the process of enforcing education reforms, information technology will be added as a core subject to the school curriculum in future, while IT will be combined with emerging subject streams such as nanotechnology, biotechnology, robotics, and artificial intelligence to equip students with knowledge and technology.
The Minister speaking at an event yesterday (3) stated there is a need to engage in a rapid process of creating a path to overcome future challenges.
He added that with expenditure amounting to Rs.1 billion on 1,000 schools and providing internet facilities, all schools will be equipped and will be brought to one network by March-April 2023 which will also enable teachers and principals to be networked which will also contribute to their placements, and promotions including office administration.