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Chairman of Java Institute to Develop National Policy on Children
Chairman, Institute of Java & Technological Studies, Dr. Ishantha Siribaddana has been appointed as a Committee Member to contribute Quality Education and Improvement of Access component to update the National Policy for Children
Vice Chancellor of the Vocational Training Authority, as well as the Chairpersons of National Apprentice & Industrial Training Authority (NAITA), Vocational Training Authority (VTA), National Institute of Business Management, Information & Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA), Ceylon German Technical Training Institute (German Tech), Institute of Java & Technological Studies (IJTS) and National Youth Service (NYSC) have been selected to contribute to this national task.
Dr Siribaddana recently represented the committee meeting at the Ministry of Child Development and Women Affairs on behalf of private sector academic and professional education organisations.
He said that while supporting to develop all other objectives his main concern is to introduce components to use advanced information technology solutions to monitor the evaluation process and public private partnerships (PPP) to provide competitive services to children of Sri Lanka under the National Plan of Action for Children 2013 -2017.
The National Plan of Action (NPA) for the Children of Sri Lanka 2013-2017 aims to ensure universal access that children require for their full development and to provide them with opportunities to develop their latent capacities in a safe and enabling environment.
Under this policy seven segments are fully covered considering children from birth till the age of 18.
The completed policy document will be represented to the national budget of 2013 to allocate funds for over thirty national authorities, organizations and Institutes who are responsible to implement the proposed actions under the NPA.