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close this bookDistance Education in Engineering for Developing Countries - Education Research Paper No. 13 (DFID, 1995, 102 p.)
close this folderSection 11: Summary
View the document11.1. General conclusions
View the document11.2. Conclusions from the three country studies
View the document11.3. Similarities between Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe
View the document11.4. Czech republic - Special points
View the document11.5. Sri Lanka - Special points
View the document11.6. Zimbabwe - Special points

11.5. Sri Lanka - Special points

Sri Lanka is distinctive in that it has an existing Open University and therefore established distance learning systems. However, there is considerable scope for improvement in several areas, such as course production and presentation and student support, especially in ways to reduce the high level of drop-out. The system needs to be improved to attract and to keep the students if it is to maintain credibility. The country does suffer in particular from non-communication between its training institutions and this could prove to be a barrier to the establishment of an effective distance learning network.