President Ranil Wickremesinghe has announced plans to introduce a modernized education system that can effectively address upcoming global challenges and incorporate modern technology.
He also highlighted the critical role of science and technology in various sectors of the world economy, adding that proficiency in languages such as English, Chinese, and Hindi is vital.
President Wickremesinghe was addressing the 2019/2020 annual prize-giving ceremony at Anula Vidyalaya in Nugegoda yesterday (16).
He said further that schools and higher educational institutions must be established as centres of knowledge dissemination in these fields.
Notably, he pointed out that areas such as artificial intelligence, robotics, energy storage, blockchain technology, and genome science have significant impacts on the global economy.
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Stressing the importance of moving forward collectively towards the future, steering away from political traditions fixated on the past, the President underlined that progress for the country depends on embracing a novel education system.
Further addressing the gathering, the president extended his appreciation to the teachers and students, acknowledging the substantial progress of Anula Vidyalaya.