Ministry of Education, STC and Etisalat supports students through ‘Web Patashala’
The future of the country is in the hands of our younger generation, and as adults we have been bestowed with the responsibility of education. Education is not only a contributory factor but an essentiality in the growth and development of children. Comprehending the importance of education, Etisalat held a special workshop in aid of assisting and enhancing students and parents to prepare for the grade 5 scholarship exams.
The Ministry of Education and the National Institute of Education (NIE) together with the State Trading Corporation (STC) organized the event while Etisalat was the platform facilitator. The event was held at the Nawa Rangahala and moderated by Senior Lecturer, Prince of Wales Moratuwa, Mr. Dileepa Gunawardena who possesses vast experience in training school children for the grade 5 scholarship exams. Mr. Gunawardena has also extended his expertise in designing the Grade 4 and 5 syllabuses for the Web Patasahala initiative. The workshop was held in two sessions to accommodate as many students and assist them with preparation for the upcoming scholarship exams. In addition to this, the students also received model papers structured in similar formats to the scholarship paper.
‘Web Patashala’ is an interactive e- learning platform that provides students and teachers access to educational material from the National Syllabus. Utilizing speeds of 3.75G, the interactive platform is not only an educational facilitator but also an innovative learning programme. Etisalat provides software guidelines and continuous upgrades to enhance user experience, whilst providing connectivity abilities for the platform.
‘Web Patashala’ maintains high standards, as it is constantly monitored by the Ministry of Education and National Institute of Education. Web Patashala is fast growing among many Sri Lankan’s as the country has moved towards a sphere of technology and connectivity through the internet. The platform is helpful for students, parents, teachers and provides as an ideal preparation method for the exams. The ‘Web Patashala’ initiative was designed to enable convenience and to save time from commuting.
Web Patashala is an alternative to parents and students who are dependent on extra curricular tuition. Proving them access to learning material, the content provides additional support and beyond that of the school syllabus. With text material and study guides, this innovation provides as a supplement at an affordable cost.
Students who were not able to attend the Scholarship Seminar will have the facility to access examination papers and answers scripts through the Web Patashala internet package. For more information and inquiries on Web Patashala, hotline 0722 782 782 is available.