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Sri Lanka : UNESCO, SRI LANKA agreed to set up South Asian Center for Teacher Development in MEEPE.

As per the report, Sri Lanka declared that on a proposal made by it is being approved by South Asian Center for Teacher Development in Meepe as a Category 2 Center under the auspices of the UN agency.

The main aim of the Centre is to render knowledge and training center for teachers to raise the quality of education in the South Asian region with the high quality teacher development and holistic education.

On 10 June, UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova, and the Secretary of the Ministry of Education Anura Dissanayake inked the pact to set up the center in the presence of Sri Lankan Minister of Culture and the Arts T.B. Ekanayake.

"This Center is a testimony of Sri Lanka's strong commitment to UNESCO's work in education. It is being established at a highly opportune time, when there is an urgent need for more teachers, and for better trained teachers, because worldwide, 250 million children, many of them from disadvantaged backgrounds, are not learning the basics," Bokova said at the occasion.

"The quality of education is a concern in all countries. We are firmly committed to work with you to make this Center one of excellence in your country and across the region. Promoting quality education is the best way to achieve sustainable development," she added.

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