NorthEast teacher-librarians to be trained under World Bank aid

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 25 February 2003, 17:52 GMT]
The School Library Development Unit of the North East Provincial Department of Education is to conduct a training program for teacher-librarians in schools under a project funded by the World Bank, Provincial Director of Education Mr.S.Mahalingam said.

The World B has given green light to implement this project under the Educational Reforms Programme and allocated seven hundred eighty four thousand rupees to the Library Unit of the line Ministry of Education. The implementing agency will be the NE Provincial Department of Education, Mr. Mahalingam added.

As a first phase 350 teacher-librarians out of 568 would be given training in seven centres in the northeast province, sources said.

The National Library Services Board and the Provincial Department of Education would hold the residential training jointly under the guidance of the National Institute of Library and Information Science of the Colombo University, Mr. Mahalingam said.

 

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