Cabinet nod to upgrade national colleges of education into universities

The Cabinet of Ministers has approved the proposal to upgrade existing national colleges of education to university faculties, Co-Cabinet spokesman Bandula Gunawardana said today.

The proposal was submitted to the cabinet yesterday by Minister of Education Dullas Alahapperuma.

The proposal is in line with President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s pledge to make the whole teacher community qualified graduates.

The cabinet has also approved a committee consisting of educational and higher educational professionals to take the above programme forward.

Accordingly eighteen existing national colleges will be converted to university faculties.