Result Area 1

Results Area 1: Increasing Enrollment in Higher Education in Priority Disciplines for Economic Development

The objective of this results area is to increase enrollments in higher education programs of strategic importance for economic development. The GoSL will promote the expansion of enrollment in state universities and ATIs, with a focus on STEM degree programs through a combination of demand- and supply-side initiatives.

The GoSL will establish new STEM faculties in universities. In addition, existing university STEM faculties will be expanded. The increase in university enrollment will mainly be the result of this development of new STEM faculties and the growth of existing STEM faculties.

The students who currently enroll in university STEM degree programs are students who have followed science courses at the General Certificate of Education Advanced Level (GCE A/L) in the final years of their secondary education. The Program will provide support for such degree programs in STEM faculties. US $ 22 million is allocated to increasing enrollment to the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics areas.

Medical Faculty

Faculty of Medicine, USJP received indicative amount of Rs. 30 million to purchased equipment’s for the faculty of Medicine. The purpose of this equipment should be link to the development of a high quality medical graduate, and to improve the teaching and learning strategies in the relevant degree program. It is also important to link this expenditure plan to the enhancement of student enrollment as well as improving undergraduate teaching and learning.

 

Faculty of Technology

Faculty of Technology, USJP received indicative amount of Rs. 40 million to purchased equipment’s for the faculty of Technology. The purpose of this equipment should be link to the development of a high quality technological graduate, and to improve the teaching and learning strategies in the relevant degree program. It is also important to link this expenditure plan to the enhancement of student enrollment as well as improving undergraduate teaching and learning.