Ceylon Chamber commences program to develop commerce stream students

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Under the endorsement of the Ministry of Education, The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, the premier business chamber in the country commenced an awareness program to help educate the students, who are studying in the commerce stream of the public schools. The move, which is the latest out of several similar programs conducted by the Ceylon Chamber, is targeted to nurture the younger generation; this initiative has so far seen visits by nearly 900 students, who are engaged in commerce studies in several schools in the Western Province. Backed by the Ministry of Education, the program saw students already taking part from schools such as Saint Anthony’s of Wattala, Lumbini College, Presbytarian College, Saint Mary’s College of Polwatta, Vidyawardena College of Talangama, Sri Chandrajothi Maha Vidyalaya of Yakkala, Wadduwa Maha Vidyalaya and Kotehena Maha Vidyalala. “We took this move in order to help lift the knowledge level of the commerce students, who are going to take over the responsibilities of driving the country’s economy in the future,” said Mangala P.B. Yapa, CEO/Secretary General of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce. Accordingly, the half a day program conducted at the Ceylon Chamber premises at Nawam Mawatha focuses on educating the students on the services offered by the Ceylon Chamber, the history of the Chamber and also an awareness session on the largest single origin tea auction in the world and the world’s only rubber auction,   which takes place weekly at the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce. “This program helps our students to gain practical knowledge of what they learn through theories,” said Kamani Perera, Director of Education, who is in-charge of the Commerce Section at the Ministry of Education. The Chamber plans to host a student group every week thus helping to spread the program to a wider student population, during a short time period.