Australian style Uni for Police and Criminal Justice

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The Government is to set up an Australian style University of Police and Criminal Justice, shortly, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said on Saturday.

“This university will be different. It will not be a traditional British and Sri Lankan style university. It is going to be a university based on the model of Deakin University Australia,” he said speaking at a seminar organised by the University of Sri Jayawardenepura over the weekend.

The Prime Minister who stressed the need for a change in the university system said universities will be put under administrative boards which comprise representatives of the academic staff, past students, the government, constitutional councils and non academic personnel.

“Past students, academic staff, non academics, government and the constitutional council will be given the right to administer the universities. In such a system a university will be given wide responsibilities. It will also be possible to obtain financial assistance from the past pupils. The University of Colombo could be easily changed to such a system. We need to think of such systems,” he said.

He also said, it is essential to focus on the education of academic staff. It is also possible to set up a special institution to train the academic staff especially on languages.

The Prime Minister proposed further changes and suggested that students should be allowed to choose the subjects they want to study in universities. “It is appropriate to have a system where students will have a right to choose university courses of their choice rather than having 'Z' score systems. In this country it is not possible for a student to select a combination such as mathematics and history. This should be changed.

“Also the student entertainment is essential. If not we will see a situation where the university students suing the authorities for violating their rights,” he added.

He said this is an ideal time to think about changing the university system as the country is ruled by a national government.

“Government will go for talks with Federation of University Teacher Associations (FUTA) by end of this month when the discussions on changing the schools system is completed,” the Prime Minister added. (Yohan Perera)


  Comments - 19

  • Coconut Republic Monday, 06 June 2016 10:27 AM

    Excellent, Mr Prime minister! Keep implimenting changes to go along with the fast changing world. Keep it up!

    So srilankan Monday, 06 June 2016 10:34 AM

    very good concept via DM Android App

    suda Monday, 06 June 2016 10:35 AM

    Mega polis , commercial hub, technological hub, now Australian type university. All in his mind but not the reality. Before that reduce number of ministers and facilities allocated to them. Then provide benefits to people. Cheater

    ANTON Monday, 06 June 2016 10:43 AM


    annoyed Monday, 06 June 2016 10:44 AM

    Good direction. This is what professional bodies, so called unions and protestors should pressure governments to do rather than acting like hooligans on the roads daily.

    Saddha tissa Monday, 06 June 2016 11:12 AM

    Ranil in wonderland!

    Bawa Monday, 06 June 2016 11:20 AM

    Ranil is saying all the freight things. I hope he will have the backing to implement this.

    ibadun Monday, 06 June 2016 11:22 AM

    Great ....

    Rray Monday, 06 June 2016 11:27 AM

    Economy modeled after world bank instructions, parliament modeled after UK, federal system modeled after Austria now the university system modeled after Australia. In the end a soup of everything.

    Jehan Monday, 06 June 2016 11:27 AM

    Will he introduce a voucher system for schools too?

    Jehan Monday, 06 June 2016 11:28 AM

    He can only copy. Nothing original that suits our needs.

    Sharon Monday, 06 June 2016 12:02 PM

    Yes Sir. That is the need of the hour for our country..(LOL)

    malij Monday, 06 June 2016 01:04 PM

    For people who were supporting the "eda wela - need of the hour" of the Rajapaksa's, this type of thinking could be a matter to lol

    Chandler Monday, 06 June 2016 01:40 PM

    Copying from a third level university

    kk Monday, 06 June 2016 01:53 PM

    this is srilanka sir via DM Android App

    RANJITH A Monday, 06 June 2016 02:11 PM

    The University proposed by PM is for the Police personnel.There is nothing wrong to follow a model of another country, with adoption to suit our country,. Let us discuss and criticize constructively for betterment of our country.

    mal Monday, 06 June 2016 02:22 PM

    Over to both MY(th)3 and Ranil.

    ananda Monday, 06 June 2016 03:58 PM

    PM we support you. Implement what is good for the country. via DM Android App

    Sam Monday, 06 June 2016 05:20 PM

    Now all he has to do is set up a university that teaches him how to run a country!

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