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Mandate

Make recommendations at periodic intervals to the President on education policy in all it’s aspects with the view to ensuring continuity in education policy and strategy, and enabling the national education system to respond to changing needs of society and country including the engagement in policy analysis and research, setting national education goals and standards and guidelines for wide spectrum matters connected with education while engaging in monitoring of education programmes in operation, data management and publication

Our Vision

Holistic society of progressive and lifelong learners for a peaceful, cohesive Sri Lankan society attuned to facing local and global challenges

Our Mission

Function as the premier organization in setting national education policy, goals, competency profiles, and standards of educational qualifications with monitoring and certification roles with the view to improve quality, relevance, and standards of education

Mandate

Make recommendations at periodic intervals to the President on education policy in all it’s aspects with the view to ensuring continuity in education policy and strategy, and enabling the national education system to respond to changing needs of society and country including the engagement in policy analysis and research, setting national education goals and standards and guidelines for wide spectrum matters connected with education while engaging in monitoring of education programmes in operation, data management and publication

Our Vision

Holistic society of progressive and lifelong learners for a peaceful, cohesive Sri Lankan society attuned to facing local and global challenges

Our Mission

Function as the premier organization in setting national education policy, goals, competency profiles, and standards of educational qualifications with monitoring and certification roles with the view to improve quality, relevance, and standards of education

Powers and Functions

To make recommendations to the President, on educational policy in all its aspects, with a view to, ensuring continuity in educational policy and enabling the education system to respond to changing needs in society, including an immediate review of educational policy and plan or plans and the making of recommendations to the President, on a comprehensive National Education Policy;

To review and analyze periodically, the National Education Policy and Plan or plans in operation and where necessary, to recommend to the President, changes in such Policy, Plan or Plans;

To advise the President on any other matter relating to education which may be referred to it by the President, for its advice.

Highlights

Our Core Functions

The National Education Commission (NEC), established under the National Education Commission Act No. 19 of 1991 is a body corporate with the primary mandate to function as the apex policy formulation body of the education sector, and to engage in policy analysis and research, set national education goals and standards and guidelines for wide spectrum matters connected with education and to engage in monitoring, data management and publication. For the purpose of discharging its prescribed functions, the NEC is vested with wide ranging powers.

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Publications

NEC prepare many publications that focus on education policy research, including academic journals, reports, and books. Some examples of well-known publications in this field include; Policy Documents, Research publications.

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Library

Publications

NEC prepare many publications that focus on education policy research, including academic journals, reports, and books. Some examples of well-known publications in this field include; Policy Documents, Research publications.

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