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Fresh placements to victims of ragging

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Higher Education Minister Bandula Gunawardane said yesterday he would seek fresh placements at the state universities and the other government-owned degree-awarding institutions for some 2,000 students who abandoned their studies because of ragging.

He said these students could not be readmitted to the universities through the usual procedure based on their Z-scores since they had left their undergraduate studies halfway after being victims of ragging and as such would seek the approval to appoint a Cabinet subcommittee to figure out a way to afford them higher education opportunities at various universities and institutions.

“These are young lives left in the lurch as a result of ragging. We will end ragging. Newcomers are subjected to forms of abuse,” the minister said.

He said the government would invoke the Prohibition of Ragging and Other Forms of Violence in Educational Institutions Act No. 20 of 1998 to contain such abuses meted out to fresh entrants. (Kelum Bandara)

 

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  • Samson Saturday, 11 January 2020 05:53 PM

    You need to get the victims of ragging in and get the thugs out of unis.

    Kusan Subramaniam Saturday, 11 January 2020 07:28 PM

    Dear minister, please ban ragging once and for all. as result of ragging many students commit suicide and offenders never been punished.

    Thushan Jayaratne Sunday, 12 January 2020 12:00 AM

    What benefits does the country have financially or to the economy by feeding and funding these Uni guys and girls who are protesting and ragging? Stop the Mahapola for people who violate University and Social harmony. Come down hard on this ragging, it is uncivilsed and moronic. It depicts how small our brains are. Let them protest and cause havoc on the roads for a few days / weeks. Lock the leaders up with severe punishment / fines. No matter what happens, the kids who want to study will study and the troublemakers will just make trouble. Stop this pansy attitude which is morally and financially draining the system and hindering the pace of progress in the name of Free education and freedom of speech. Pathetic!!!! We have had enough of this BS!


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