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World Bank support for higher education

Aug 27, 2010 12:36:19 PM - itnnews.lk

The International Development Association of the World Bank has consented to provide 4560 million rupees for the implementation of the Higher Education of the Twenty First Country Project.

The objective of this Project is to accord high priority to improving the employability of the University Graduates where the graduate employment is high in the Arts, Humanities, General Sciences and the External Degree Programmes. Accordingly the Project will assist in improving IT and English Language skills and soft skills such as the ability to work in teams, industriousness, entrepreneurship and good communication of the undergraduates.

The Project will also advert special attention to the development of Higher Education Institutions in the lagging regions, particularly in the Northern and Eastern Provinces. The Financing Agreement for this projected was inked by Finance Secretary Dr. P.B. Jayasundera and World Bank Country Director Naoko Ishi.