Will convert exam-centric education system into a student-centric system – Gotabaya
The student-centric education system will be reintroduced instead of the current examination-centric system, says Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Presidential Candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa.
The former Defense Secretary expressed these views addressing a public meeting in Ruwanwella.
The current generation of youth has not developed a skill that is competent as a result of the long-term education system that is exam-centric, he said.
Rajapaksa pointed out that information technology and digital technology is a great opportunity for the country to develop as well as the youth of Sri Lanka to get a good job and earn a decent income.
It is important to train young people on short term courses for employment in such fields as a solution to the employment issue, and cultivate children to be skilled from their infancy under a student-centric education system as training for the future, he pointed out.
(Source: Ada Derana)
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I said this long time ago. Cram the book and pass the exam want do. Any fool can do that.
all election promises bro do not keep high hopes it will die a natural death it cant be done overnight has start from the primary and gradually work to the top grades. The cut paste policy of so many systems will not work for us it should be a mixed system, assignment system will alone not do any good
Education is a priority, but should be tackled carefully, as any defects will affect a future generation, and potential workforce.
Globally, exams, although not ideal, remain the most efficient way of standardising a level to be attained.
That said, the flaws with the education system in Sri Lanka is the focus on rote learning mere facts. Principles should be learned, but then students should be taught how to apply these principles, and they should be encouraged to think laterally.
The education curriculum should be tailored to include this style of education, if we are to adapt to the needs of the country and compete with other countries.