Minister lauds China’s support to further strengthen digital education
Colombo (LNW): Sri Lanka is eager for China’s robust support in advancing digital education through comprehensive education reforms, said Education Minister Susil Premajayantha, addressing an exclusive meeting with China’s Education Minister Huai Jinpeng, on the sidelines of the 42nd session of the UNESCO General Conference in Paris, France.
Premajayantha expressed profound gratitude for China’s unwavering support throughout history, enabling Sri Lanka’s ambitious journey towards becoming a nation propelled by innovation in transformative education processes.
The meeting extensively covered the progress of educational reform initiatives and development programs within Sri Lanka’s education sector. The two ministers engaged in a detailed discussion on the challenges currently faced by Sri Lanka in its developmental endeavors, exploring international solutions.
The focus was particularly on future measures to fortify the education system, ensuring its contribution to economic development and the anticipated achievements through strengthened bilateral relations.
Highlighting recent collaborations, the Minister pointed out that President Ranil Wickremesinghe had recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with China’s Huawei Institute, solidifying Huawei as a strategic partner for the digitisation of education in Sri Lanka.
He also underscored the invaluable support from Huawei, acknowledging their role in offering technical advice, knowledge exchange, and providing training and infrastructure, actions deeply appreciated by Sri Lanka.