Sri Lanka: School Computerization

Sovereign Project | 35192-012

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Title Document Date
Preparing the School Computerization Project Nov 2002

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Project Name School Computerization
Project Number 35192-012
Country Sri Lanka
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 3973-SRI: School Computerization
Japan Special Fund US$ 500,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector Education - Education sector development - social protection initiatives
Information and communication technology - ICT industries and ICT-enabled services
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The TA will prepare an investment project to support the Government's strategy to improve the quality and efficiency of basic education to meet new labor market requirements. This will be done by improving computer literacy among teachers and students, establishing electronic libraries and developing multimedia computer courseware to overcome the problems of many unqualified teaching staff and lack of instructional materials. The project will target especially the poor and disadvantaged youths in rural areas (type 2 and 3 schools). The project will contribute in reducing the digital divide and in preparing for information technology-related jobs. The TA will prepare an investment project with the following outputs in mind: (i) it will establish at least 1,200 school information centers and the same number of electronic libraries; (ii) About 35 percent of primary and secondary students (1.5 million) will be able to use computers as a medium of instruction; (iii) About 50 percent of school administrators and teachers (100,000) will be able to use computers in improving the quality and efficiency of basic education; (iv) Multimedia computer courseware will be developed and distributed for all the subjects taught in primary and secondary schools to overcome low quality education; and (v) Ways of recovering operation and maintenance costs should be explored to make the project sustainable. The TA will have three components: (i) comprehensive study and survey for establishing school information centers, (ii) master plan to develop electronic library and multimedia computer courseware, and (iii) initial capacity building of school administrators and teachers in the use of information technology in education.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Nationwide.
Safeguard Categories
Environment C
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services A team of 3 international consultants and 3 domestic consultants will be recruited to provide specialist services, totalling 20 person-months. International consultants include (i) information technology specialist cum team leader (5 person-months), (ii) multi-media specialist (3 person-months), and electronic librarian (2 person-months). The domestic consultants include financial analyst for 3 person-months, and social development specialist for 2 person-months.
Responsible ADB Officer Jeoung-Keun Lee
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Mins of Human Res Devt, Educ & Cultural AffairsMr. E.W. Abeynayake, Project Director, SEMPIsurupaya, Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte Battaramulla Sri Lanka
Timetable
Concept Clearance 17 Jul 2001
Fact Finding 17 Jul 2002 to 31 Jul 2002
MRM -
Approval 05 Nov 2002
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 01 Feb 2007

TA 3973-SRI

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
05 Nov 2002 20 May 2003 20 May 2003 30 Sep 2003 30 Jun 2005 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 500,000.00 05 Nov 2002 479,301.49
Title Document Type Document Date
Preparing the School Computerization Project Technical Assistance Reports Nov 2002

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