HY+ Leads a Technical Assistance Project for Sri Lanka’s Education Reform

An international consortium has been selected to provide technical assistance for Sri Lanka’s Secondary Education Sector Improvement Programme. The consortium was selected by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and is
led by the University of Helsinki Centre for Continuing Education HY+.

HY+ is a fully-owned company of the internationally esteemed University of Helsinki, the highest ranked and leading research university in Finland. HY+ is leading the international consortium in the technical assistance project.

“Winning the project and collaborating with the ADB in the technical assistance delivery is an important step for us, not only in terms of international business development but also in terms of global partnership building”, says the Project
Director Riikka Hälikkä from HY+.

Finnish education expertise, which is well-known and in demand globally, has an important role in the technical assistance project. In addition to HY+, the international consortium includes another Finnish party, the University of Turku.

The consortium also has two Korean partners, the Korea Institute for Curriculum and Evaluation (KICE) and the Korean Educational Development Institute (KEDI), which both have extensive experience in technical assistance and consultancy in the education sector.

The technical assistance provided by the international consortium focuses on curriculum development of STEM and commerce subjects, pedagogy, educational leadership, teacher deployment, and assessment and university entrance.

The three-year technical assistance project will help Sri Lanka’s Secondary Education Sector Improvement Programme (SESIP) and its implementation. The SESIP supports Sri Lanka’s government in reforming its education system and its General Education Sector Development Plan for the years 2020–2025.

The SESIP aims to transform Sri Lanka’s education system into a foundation for human resource development in a knowledge-based modern global economy. The programme also focuses on new strategies relative to the government’s plan to address the COVID-19 disruptions.

Read more about the technical assistance project here.

Article Submitted By:

Saara Kankainen

University of Helsinki

Centre for Continuing Education HY+