Leadership training for second batch starts today
The 'Leadership Training and Positive Attitude
Development Programme' for undergraduates is in progress, equipping
future leaders with leadership qualities and a positive attitude, Higher
Education Minister S B Dissanayake said.
Training for the second intake of the 'Leadership
Training and Positive Attitude Development Programme' for new university
entrants will commence today at 22 training centres. The first intake
was on December 27.
Training for the second batch will continue till
February 1. The training for the third batch will be held from February
12 to 28. All arrangements have been finalised to commence the second
phase of the programme. Higher Education Ministry Additional Secretary P
G Jayasinghe said 7,860 students, who passed the Advanced Level
examination in 2011 have been selected for the second batch.
The names of the selected students have already been
published on the website www.leardership.mohe.gov.lk and they have been
informed by post. However, if a student whose name is appeared on the
website can enroll to the second batch even if that student has not
received a calling letter. Such students are advised to bring a copy of
the web page on which their names are appeared when calling over at the
relevant training centre.
Arrangements have been made to issue a certificate for
the participants and this certificate can be produced if any student
does not enter the university at this intake. Moreover, the certificate
is vital for university admission and future interviews.
The leadership and positive attitude development
programme is conducted with the objective of ensuring that citizens are
nurtured with knowledge, skills, attitudes and mental alertness to
shoulder future responsibilities as creative and enterprising leaders
enhancing the pride of Sri Lanka in a global village, the minister said.
Besides, the participants are trained on development
of leadership qualities, mental health and counseling, career guidance,
challenges and the future of Sri Lanka, building peace in Sri Lanka,
historical and social background of Sri Lanka, law and human rights,
exercises and development sustenance, cultural activities. In addition,
physical exercises, group drill, basic discipline, first aid,
reproductive health, group norms, group discussions, cultural tour, etc
are also taught.
Courtesy : Daily News