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Dialog launches Learn TV

Dialog TV together with Dharmavahini introduced Learn TV, the country's first-ever 24-hour education channel.

Produced and presented by Dharmavahini in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Learn TV is essentially your tutor at home featuring a host of educative programming spanning all subjects offered at the G.C.E. Ordinary Level. Each subject would be presented in periods of 40 minutes; just like at school. Learn TV does not showcase actors, but it will feature qualified teachers from the Department of Education under the supervision of relevant Subject Heads appointed by the Ministry.


CEO of Dialog TV Nushad Perera, and Minister of Education, Susil Premajayantha at the event. Picture by Wimal Karunathilaka

CEO of Dialog TV, Nushad Perera, said: "Learn TV will revolutionise the sphere of edutainment. Today, tuition is arguably an integral part of our education, but not every parent is in a position to afford their children this facility especially in rural areas. That is the gap Learn TV aspires to fill for students across the board. Dialog TV is proud to lead an initiative where technology and television have converged to empower a national requirement. We appreciate the commitment and efforts of the Education Minister and his office to make this pioneering initiative a reality. Together we will become catalysts to drive and develop national education in Sri Lanka."

Over 70 trained teachers will participate in the preliminary line-up of tutorials featuring Mathematics, English, History, Science, Religion, English Literature, Commerce and more. The program have been designed to be educating and entertaining.

Minister of Education Susil Premajayantha,, said: "Learn TV and Dialog serve a national requirement. As a developing country, we need to explore new avenues to offer quality education to every student, and Learn TV is a good example of how modern broadcast technology can be used effectively for this purpose. We applaud the vision and efforts of Dialog and Dharmavahini, and the Education Ministry will lend it fullest support to make this programme a success."

Learn TV will introduce the G. C. E. Advanced Level curriculum to its tutorial in January 2011. President of Dharmavahini, Prof. Asanga Tillakaratne, affirmed that the programming would immensely benefit students facing difficulties to attend tuition classes.

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