The Government Medical Officers Association says Minister of Education Dinesh Gunawardena has approved the proposal to optimise the age of medical and undergraduate degrees and to establish a postgraduate degree in Clinical Travel Medicine.
Approval was granted during a discussion with officials of the Executive Committee of the GMOA and Minister Gunawardena.
The GMOA proposal to optimise the age of completion of higher education was also handed over to the Education Minister.
The detailed proposal includes the methodology for completing the medical degree at the age of 22 and internship at the age of 23, and awarding other basic degrees at the age of 20.
It includes a number of proposals to hold the GCE Ordinary Level Examination in August, the GCE Advanced Level Examination in December, to eliminate delays in obtaining examination results and to grant university admission by the age of 18.
The GMOA said the Minister agreed to implement the proposals and to set up an expert committee to determine the method and timing of its implementation.