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-Sri Lanka University News Team-
The Leadership Training Program for Sri Lankan University students would be delayed says the President of the Federation of University Teachers’ Associations (FUTA) Dr. Nirmal Ranjith Devasiri.
S.B. Dissanayake promised to conduct a wide discussion before starting the
leadership training program and this year it would delayed as scheduled
November 15 he said.
Special discussion held between Higher Education Ministry officials and FUTA November 1 regarding the issues of leadership training program for next university intake.
week leadership training programme forSri Lankanstudents who have qualified to enter
University for the2011/2012
academic yearwill commence on
November 15 for the third concecutive year media reports.
ButHigher Education MinistryDirector
General of Students affairsKeerthi Mawella told the lankauniversity-news.com that itwill commence within next two
is hoping to announce the exact commencement date after the Attorney General’s
The Sri Lankan Higher Education Ministry will seek the university academics' and Vice Chancellors' views on the on-going leadership training programme. The ministry will make appropriate changes to the leadership and positive abilities development programme in accordance with the proposals and ideas of the academics and the VCs.
The leadership training program
is scheduled to launch in three sessions for three batches of 9,000 students
each. The Ministry is hoping send the relevant convening letters to the first
batch of the selected students within next month.
programme is scheduled to start at 29 Army Camps islandwide, according to the
Higher Education MinistryDirector
General of Students affairsKeerthi Mawella.
Army camps in the North and East, Colombo, Kandy and Galle districts have been
selected for the programme.
programme's aim is to develop leadership skills and change the undergraduates'
attitudes.The training comprises both theory and practical sessions including
indoor and outdoor activities. Every student who is participating in the
programme has to follow a daily routine.
have to wake up at 4 am and participate in exercises. Lectures follow after
this. The students would be trained in team work, presentation skills,
visionary thinking and conflict resolution. Students have to learn about waking
up on time, how to do exercises, working on time, how to study well, how to do
team work, how to eat properly and how to respect others.
Ministry last year introduced a leadership training programme to new entrants
to universities to be carried out every year and this year leadership training
gave to Buddhist monks who enter the Buddhist University or any stateuniversity
in Sri Lanka.
the Ministry postponed theleadership trainingprogramme due to Z score fiasco and
University Lecturers strike.
to the Ministry sources, feedback received from the students, parents and
university academics has been considered in preparing this year's programme.