Educating Sri Lankans for Development

No. of pages: 120

Publication date: 19 December 2016

Author: Dr. Iresha M. Lakshman, Department of Census and Statistics, UNFPA Sri Lanka

Publisher: UNFPA

ISBN: 978-955-8375-11-2

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The report identifies four major areas which require more attention from the government and policy makers, namely, 1) literacy rates, educational attainment and engagement in education, 2) pre-school education, 3) education of persons with difficulties and 4) ICT and language education. Data shows that the country has reached considerable levels of development in all these areas. However, the present report attempts to identify how further improvement can be achieved.