‘A Decision will be taken in the country’s interest’ – President
President Maithripala Sirisena said he would take a decision on private universities in the country including the Malabe SAITM private medical college, taking into consideration the best interests and the productivity of the country. He made these remarks during a meeting with the SAITM Parents’ Association and Dr. Neville Fernando, regarding the prevailing issues on private universities in the country highlighting the Malabe SAITM, at the President’s Official Residence, yesterday.
Dr. Nevil Fernando and the members of the SAITM Parents’ Association expressed their views on this issue and the student representatives also conveyed their ideas and proposals during the meeting.
The President further stated that he will take the ideas presented by all parties to solve this issue into careful consideration. He added that he would pay special attention to the concerns expressed by the Sri Lankan student community.
“I have already discussed this matter with the Government Medical Officers’ Association and the Government Dental Surgeons’ Association. I also will discuss with the University Grant Commission and the Medical Council,” the President said.
(Source: Daily News)
“A decision in the country’s best interest?”
When will that happen?
It has not happened for the past 69 years as an independent nation.
Now we have to learn with Siriya the dreamer and Wicky the conman!
sirisena ought to have the ministry to do an investigation into the private education system starting with the primary secondary an d tertiary system and cater to to the demand of the economy. As is the universities churn out thousands of arts graduates if they fail to get a teaching job end doing clerical jobs competing with those who pass out with their advanced level. Tecchnical colleges specialising in various technologies would serve a better purpose in finding employment opportunities or even self employment.
technical colleges should be at least be located on in districts for the convenience of the students and graduates provided the opportunity to get diplomas to staff these technical colleges similar to teacher training colleges.
the demand for university education is increasing and the quality is does not serve the national need and private colleges does not serve the purpose as a vocation. One of the arguments against SAIM was that the quality is not comparable with the state colleges for private colleges cater for those who failed to qualify entry to state medical schools. The private medical colleges are staffed essentially by those serving the government.The other is that the quality of the teaching hospitals associated with them are substandard.
If teachinng hospitals associated with the private sector then all private hospitals ought to be either shut or down graded. What is GMOA attitude to substandard private hospitals.
In the “best interests of the country” could the Rice Dealer ( the brother of a big-shot) and the progeny of the Big Shot declare their wealth publicly.
That will help us understand all the corruption allegations against the 1st Family.