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Diploma course for social workers
« on: August 05, 2006, 09:55:41 AM »
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The University of Kelaniya has planned to start a diploma course for social workers who engage in different fields of social services in Sri Lanka as well as in foreign countries. The inauguration of this course will take place on August 7, at 10.00 am at the Faculty of Social Sciences Boardroom, said a source from the Ministry of Education.

The Department of Sociology of the Faculty of Social Sciences will be conducting this course with the help of several other resource persons from different universities and institutions who will provide lectures to this course.

The first batch of students that have been selected for this course are from the Republic of Maldives. These students have been awarded with special scholarships from the UNICEF ( United Nations International Children's Education Fund) and the British Council in Maldives to pursue this course.

The level of social issues and problems in Maldives having increased during the last few years, the Ministry of Gender and Family in Maldives has decided that, all students trained under this diploma will be employed in the government service of the Republic of Maldives.

The inauguration ceremony will be attended by Susil Premajayantha, Minister of Education, Aishath Mohomad Didi, Minister of Gender and Family Maldives, Prof. M. J. S. Wijeyaratne, Vice Chancellor of the University of Kelaniya and other staff from the University.(dailynews)