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LESSONS:

Sri Lanka: Secondary Education Modernization Project II

sector: Education | country: Sri Lanka

The project completion report (PCR) identified a number of useful lessons. The main concern cited by the PCR was the long-term sustainability of the initiatives under the project in view of the limited financial resources for secondary schooling. This condition was part of the sector diagnosis and could have been addressed as policy dialogue under the project.

The other important lesson relates to the full and proper utilization of resources provided under the project. This is a combination of lack of initiative on the part of the teachers, and deficient maintenance of the project assets precluding their functionality. The Ministry of Education (MOE) needs to put more emphasis on the teaching-learning process and improved pedagogy.

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