'The first batch of university freshers who completed the leadership and positive thinking development training programme should face for an online English and IT placement test during the next 10 days from today, Higher Education Ministry Secretary Dr Sunil Navaratne told the Daily News yesterday.
He said that the test will be conducted in 26 centres islandwide. About 9,000 students are expected to sit for the test.
The students are requested to visit www.nodes.lk to find out the venue, time and date of their exam by entering their NIC numbers in the separate link given in the top left corner of the web site. Dr Navaratne said that the online test will have two papers for IT and English with one hour for each paper.
He said that the results will be given to the students on the spot. The students will be categorized into three levels, namely, weak, medium and advanced. 'Those who belong to advanced level are exempted from the course since they have sufficient IT and English knowledge to the level that we expect he observed.
The three month IT and English course will commence for the first batch of university freshers around July 10-15 in selected islandwide centres including schools.
'The second batch of university students will undergo the same process soon after their completion of ongoing leadership training programme,' he said.