National Higher Education and Careers Expo:
The largest education fair EDEX 2010-National Higher Education and
Career Expo will be held for the seventh consecutive year from January
22 to 24, 2010 at the BMICH and at Queen's Hotel, Kandy from January 26
Organized by the Royal College Union, the event which is expected to
draw over 100,000 visitors from all over the island will revolve around
empowering Sri Lankan youth to be globally competitive.
EDEX Chairman Kamal Abeysinghe addresses the gathering. From
left: EDEX Secretary Mahadi Mohamed, LPMC Chairman Nihal
Seneviratne, RCU Treasurer Athula Munasinghe, EDEX Treasurer
Kushan De Silva at the Head table.
The exhibition will comprise over 300 stalls representing over 15
countries with the objective of providing students the opportunity to
choose the education path that would take them to greater heights and
arm them with the right skills to conquer not only Sri Lanka but also
the rest of the world.
"For the last seven years, our vision has been to empower local youth
by exposing them to world class education options which will lead to
gainful employment," EDEX Chairman Kamal Abeysinghe said.
To be held at the turn of a new decade and the dawn of a new year in
a unified Sri Lanka, EDEX 2010 will be the ideal platform for students,
school-leavers, undergraduates and parents to seek guidance from
representatives of local and foreign universities and educational
institutions in higher education, vocational training and skills
"Education and skills development is the practical solution for
self-development, professional well-being and financial stability."
"This fair would be of great benefit not only to students but also
parents searching for the right options for their children," Abeysinghe
He said that education is the ideal solution to the issue of poverty
in the country as through the right education more opportunities are
generated across the island. "We are empowering students from across Sri
Lanka to choose the right education which suits them best and grantees
their employability. And through generating jobs we can also ensure
equitable social development of the country with similar opportunities
to all parts of society."
Following the successful 'Green Zone' initiated by EDEX last year,
students with 'green' consciousness and mindset will be provided with a
dynamic environment to help decide the course of their future and to
promote the sustainable living concept at EDEX 2010's 'Green Zone.'
The Zone was a success and EDEX 2010 intends to take the 'Green Zone'
one step further with the 'Think Green' campaign to empower and mobilize
hundreds of Sri Lankan youth to think green and act green and at the
same time, aim towards a sustainable future with a young generation of
green conscious individuals.
EDEX has also launched their website www.edex.lk which provides an
interactive portal of opportunity - the EDEX Careers Portal for students
from across the country.