Officials of the AHEAD Project visit the University of Peradeniya

The officials of the World Bank-funded project on Accelerating Higher Education Expansion and Development (AHEAD) visited the University of Peradeniya on 25 April 2018 on an awareness building programme of the project. The meeting was held at the Senate Room of University of Peradeniya and was attended by 108 members of staff including the Vice-Chancellor, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Deans of Faculties, Heads of Departments, prospective proposal writers from different Faculties, Bursar and administrative staff of the University. The event was organized by the Operational Technical Secretariat (OTS) for project at the University of Peradeniya.

The meeting was inaugurated by Prof. Upul B. Dissanayake, the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Peradeniya. This was followed by presentations made by the AHEAD team of officials from Colombo namely, Dr. Harsha Aturupana on World Bank support for Higher Education Development, Dr. Romola Rassool on STEM Expansion and Human Resource Development, Dr. Kumudika Boyagoda on Introduction to ELTA-ELSE, and Prof. Thusitha Abeytunga on Research, Development and Innovation. The meeting was ended after a lengthy Q&A session moderated by Prof. Buddhi Marambe, the Director/OTS-Peradeniya.