CHOGM holiday for universities

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The University Grants Commission (UGC) today announced that an eight-day vacation would be given to all universities countrywide starting Saturday, due to requests made by many undergraduates in light of the upcoming Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM).

UGC Chairman, Professor Kshanika Hirimburegama speaking to Daily Mirror online said the vacation would start on November 9 and continue until November 17.

“The decision was made mainly due to requests by many undergraduates who were unsure about attending lectures due to security and traffic plan arrangements made before the CHOGM. Moreover, there are also a significant number of undergraduates involved with the organisational activities of the CHOGM and its sessions. We did not wish for their academic activities to be disrupted as well,” she explained.

Professor Hirimburegama also stated that during the eight-day vacation they had made arrangements for students residing in university hostels to move out, so that the hostels could be renovated and cleaned up. (Lakna Paranamanna)

  Comments - 12

  • arun.T Saturday, 09 November 2013 12:39 AM

    have we not already lost enough time due to the disruption of traffic in Colombo City ? how will the students be put out of joint during the actual proceedings of the CHOGM?

    ANTON Wednesday, 06 November 2013 12:50 PM

    SOON GOVERNMENT DOCTORS WILL THREATEN TO TAKE STRIKE ACTION REQUESTING HOLIDAYS.

    ANTON Wednesday, 06 November 2013 12:51 PM

    THIS IS WHAT WE CALL THE FREE EDUCATION IN SIRILANKA.

    ANTON Wednesday, 06 November 2013 01:00 PM

    BECAUSE THEY ARE SO DANGEROUS WHEN THEY ARE INSIDE THE CAMPUSES.

    Rizana Thursday, 07 November 2013 02:01 AM

    then uva wellesse university students have vacation?

    PRASANNAJIT Thursday, 07 November 2013 06:09 AM

    Why not give a vacation for the whole country.

    dinesh Thursday, 07 November 2013 02:12 PM

    This sets bad example for education of SL

    Kiris Baba Amaray Thursday, 07 November 2013 03:22 AM

    Even private Universities?

    Nadee Thursday, 07 November 2013 03:29 AM

    Even off Colombo universities, due to traffic in Colombo!

    MalcomX Thursday, 07 November 2013 03:30 AM

    no more protests, shout down, factory also to safeguard democracy

    Ahamed Wednesday, 06 November 2013 04:10 PM

    EXCEPT medical faculties.....

    Ganeshamoorthy Thursday, 07 November 2013 04:51 PM

    no student ask for a vacation but the government gave them a vacation preempt any disruption of CHOGM!


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