During the first discussion of the expert committee appointed to support the ministerial committee for the national education policy framework, President Ranil Wickremesinghe emphasised the crucial role of human resources in developing any country.

Drawing inspiration from the progress achieved by developed nations, the President stressed the importance of establishing a robust education system and cultivating a skilled workforce to accomplish the objective of becoming a developed country by 2048.
During the discussion held at the Presidential Secretariat yesterday (14), the President acknowledged the significance of aligning the country’s human resources, enhancing the education system, and transforming the nation into a regional education hub, a release issued by the Presidential Media Division said.
To facilitate this, the ‘Education Ministerial Committee’ was formed, chaired by President Ranil Wickremesinghe and comprising ten members. Additionally, a subcommittee was appointed to support the reforms in five key areas: early childhood education, primary and secondary education, higher education, vocational training, and information technology.
Amidst the discussions, urgent amendments to the education system were extensively deliberated upon, with a focus on equipping the future generation to overcome upcoming challenges and build a skilled workforce. President Ranil Wickremesinghe emphasised the need for fixed examination periods and announced his intention to establish a specific month for the GCE Advanced Level Examination legally. Any changes to the fixed schedule would require submission to Parliament for approval, except in cases of extreme emergencies such as pandemics or tsunamis.
The President also highlighted the preparation of corresponding laws.
Furthermore, President Ranil Wickremesinghe emphasised the importance of retaining children in school education for thirteen years and called for a decision regarding the necessity of the GCE Ordinary Level Examination and the Year Five Scholarship. examination.