Education & Examination Unit

The Education & Examination unit of the Extension and Training Center consists of three sections namely Education, Examination & Curriculum Development.

Education
Five schools of Agriculture conducting National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) level 6 Higher National Diploma in Agriculture Production Technology (HNDAPT) and 6 school of Agricultures conductiong National Diploma in Agriculture Production Technology (NDAPT) are functioning under the Education subunit. There are 633 students are following HNDAPT in the NVQ level 6 Schools of Agriculture located at Angunakolapelessa, Karapincha, Kundasale, Pelwehera, Vavuniya. Another 2 Agriculture schools were added to the system to conduct NVQ level 5 course at Anuadhapura & Paranthan. School of Agriculture Anuradhapura was already exists but +NVQ level five course was started in school of Agriculture Anuradhapura in 2016.

Examination
The examination sub unit conducts various examinations for officers of the DOA while handling all semester end examinations of 11 schools of agriculture annually. Fifteen Departmental Examinations & efficiency bar examinations have been held by the examination sub unit. The limited & open examinations for recruitment for the post of Technical Assistant (Eng/Mach), Technical Assistant (Ext & Research), and KVS, Seed technician & Artist / photographer and the examination for admission to the NVQ level 5 schools of agriculture also held by this unit. Exams regarding one year practical training program was conducted for Agriculture Research & Production Assistants (ARPA) who have been attached to the Department of Agrarian Development since 2005.

Curriculum Development
The technical support for development and amendment of competency based training (CBT) curriculum was entirely provided to the UNIVOTEC (University of Vocational Technology) by this unit. In addition lesson plan and scheme of training were developed according to the CBT curriculum for both NVQ level 6&5 courses.