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External Degree Examination-special Board to conduct
A special Board to conduct External Degree Examination.
Minister of Higher Education S B Dissanayake said that steps have been
taken to improve the quality of External Degree of the Universities.
He said that the quality of this degree needs to be improved to become
it acceptable on an international level.
The Minister said that information has been received that in the recent
past students who have not even passed 5 subjects in the GCE Ordinary Level
Examination properly have obtained external degrees and it misleads the
students. The Minister said that a special
Board will be appointed to hold the external degree examination by the
Examination Department and the University Grants Commission. It will become necessary for the External
Degree students to pass an examination that will be held by this Board.
Registrations can now be made to obtain external degrees from the Open
Universities.In addition to this
possibilities have been made to undertake a degree course by studying the
technical courses conducted by Skills Development Ministry and the Higher Technical
Institutions of that Ministry.Meanwhile, new study courses have been introduced to the Universities
and English and Information Technology have been given priority in these new
courses. Source -SLBC