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Prof. Kapila Gunasekara has been appointed as the Vice Chancellor of the University of Vocational Technology (Univo Tec) set up in terms of the Vocational Technology University Act, No. 31 of 2008.
A press release by the Vocational and Technical Training Ministry said. D.P. Wijesinghe and K.A.H. Kalugampitiya have been appointed as the other committee members of the Vocational Technology University.
The Vocational Technology degree is the seventh level (grade) of the National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) introduced by the Ministry for the Vocational Training sector. Prof. Gunasekara who is an old boy of Mahinda College, Galle was Vice-Chancellor of the Peradeniya University from 2000-2006 once functioned as the Dean of the Peradeniya University Agriculture Faculty.
The Univo Tec will initially consist of a Faculty of Training Technology and Faculty of Industrial and Vocational Technology. Although it has not yet started functioning officially it has started the Faculty of Training Technology and started training the first batch of recruits for the Bachelor of Technical Education Degree.
Posted on Friday, February 20, 2009 @ 07:48:40 LKT by SaNDun