The construction of the state-of-the-art building project for students seeking advanced technological education is in progress in Kegalle Higher Education Minister Prof. Wiswa Warnapala has instructed relevant officials to expedite the construction work.
Higher Education Ministry sources said the Kegalle building project would be of immense value to students involved in various advanced technological studies and such studies should not be confined to the elite but should reach the children in lower income groups as well.
According to sources, the project is expected to commence operations in 2008 accommodating around 300 students for a session in 6 class rooms. Among the courses to be provided by the project during the first stage of its opening will include Higher National Diploma in accountancy, Higher National Diploma in Engineering and National Diploma in English.
The Governing Council of the Sri Lanka Institute of Advanced Technological Education has planned to recruit competent teaching staff and the management will provide incentives to encourage students to follow courses uninterruptedly and expand the project to meet the aspirations of student community interested in following diversified courses in technological studies.