STEM Education


Participation of Students in Inter-school, State/ National Science and Mathematics competitions/ Olympiads etc.

schools, students would be encouraged to participate in programmes and events that promote Mathematics and Science awards and incentives for children. The effort would be to take these programmes/events to decentralised levels to ensure greater wider participation and involvement of teachers and children as well as ensure greater & wider participation of children in competitions and awards.

The Science Research Projects Competition (SRPC)


Subscription/ Membership in Science Clubs/ Circles

Encouraging students to write Science communication articles in local media based on self- observation, experience and analysis.

National e-Repository has been established to create global visibility and accessibility to the collective output of scholarly research of Sri Lanka.

Continuing Professional Development

Vidunetta programme

Objective of the Vidunetha programme is to guide the school children on how to conduct a research project following the scientific methodology and to motivate them to conduct science research projects. Target group for this programme is junior secondary level school children (grade 6-9) and teachers. Regional workshops are conducted in collaboration with the provincial coordinators of the Ministry of Education. The programme aims to teach scientific concepts and inculcate scientific thinking and creativity among the school children.