Modernization of the Seeppukulama breeding school and launch of courses

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Modernization of the Seeppukulama breeding school and launch of courses

Thu, March 17, 2022, 11:43 p.m. SL time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

March 17, Colombo: The resumption of classes and the enrollment of new students after the modernization of the Sri Lanka Livestock School at Seeppukulama in Anuradhapura which had been closed for many years took place on Wednesday under the patronage of DB Herath , Minister of State for Animal Husbandry and Agricultural Promotion and Dairy and Egg Related Industries.

At the event, 70 students were admitted to the Higher National Diploma (HND) in Livestock Technology (NVQ 5.6) for the 2021/2023 academic year which started yesterday (16).

After a two-year training period, trainees will be offered an NVQ level 5-6 quality certificate. The curriculum for this course has been updated and adapted to suit the local and overseas job market.

GCE (A/L) Students who have passed three subjects at once in Science, Agriculture and Technology can apply for the course.

Trainees are eligible for the position of Animal Development Instructor at Sri Lanka Technology Service. In addition, there is a strong demand for the positions of operations manager and artificial insemination technicians for private farms in the local and foreign sector.

Launched with the aim of providing the country with qualified and trained workers, the course aims to train a group of young people capable of strengthening the local economy.

The course is free and during the training period, trainees are offered accommodation and financial assistance of Rs. 6000 per month.

Dr Sita Arambepola, Minister of State for Skills Development, Vocational Training, Education, Research and Innovation; Waruna Samaradiwakara, Secretary of State Ministry of Allied Industries, Dr. Hemali Kotelawala, Director General of Department of Animal Production and Health Services, Mahilal Seneviratne, Chairman of Mihintale Pradeshiya Sabha were also present.

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