Private medical college shouldn't award MBBS

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The Malabe private medical college should never be allowed to award the Sri Lankan MBBS, Medical Faculty Students Action Committee representative Najith Indika said yesterday protesting opposite the University Grants Commission (UGC).

“How can the standard of the Malabe private medical college be compared to ours?” Mr. Indika said. According to him some of the students accepted into the Malabe private medical college have not passed the Advanced Level Examinations

“Anyone with Rs.6 million can do medicine at the Malabe private medical college which is yet to build its own hospital for the clinical training which is a necessity for any MBBS course,” Indika said.

The best of the science stream at the G.C.E. Advanced Level enter the eight medical colleges island wide and sometimes the people who get three A’s also don’t make it to the local medical colleges, Mr. Indika said.

“The resources of the local medical colleges should be expanded so that they can accommodate external students or bigger batches,” Mr. Indika said. This protest is to get the attention of President to focus his attention on the medical college issue and bring about a viable solution to this issue, he added.
Students from the eight medical faculties of the universities island wide took part in yesterday’s protest from Punchi Borella to the UGC. (Sumaiya Rizvi)

  Comments - 14

  • ASK Wednesday, 23 November 2011 11:46 AM

    Hey kids,
    Go and study well, without wasting time.

    Kolla Wednesday, 23 November 2011 12:23 PM

    How many of them are failed some subjects in their A/Ls but still got their MBBS from China, Bangladesh, Nepal etc?

    madhushan Saturday, 31 December 2011 06:52 PM

    yah true these students should have an alternative choice .but here the fact is the chance is nt gng to those students but to the students who cn spnd mr than 65 lacs within 5years only for their education ....( 6.5m fee is without clinicals) So its clear for any idiot tht the chance is not for the once who are nearly missing thr selections ............

    Rohana Wijeweera Wednesday, 23 November 2011 01:58 PM

    We wasted 5 years because of this issue in 80's. I hope this is not going to be another disaster. Whoever running the PMC has to issue withy their own MBBS certificate not government uni MBBS. I bet few arts students are going to be in PMC. Close PMC!!!!!

    Dharmapriya Monday, 21 May 2012 10:12 AM

    What is this mentality?

    You don't get it Lakshan, do you. . .
    (or is it the rest not getting it)

    They want all that free education so that they can charge pour people thousands of rupees for each consultation session. More they keep the rest deprived of education more they can charge.

    That is what is wrong.

    We are already late, while rest of the world has moved forward on this. Those who can afford at least will send out there educated children abroad and spend all that precious Dollars in those counties.

    amarakone Wednesday, 23 November 2011 02:21 PM

    IF standards are a problem then Use foreign board exams. The best is US medical exam called USMLE.

    I bet 80-90% can not pass this exam from Government medical schools. or even practicing doctors !

    Andrew888 Wednesday, 23 November 2011 06:34 AM

    These free loaders take advantage of the free education system of our country and then go abroad to "make a decent living" for themselves. that's just money down the drain!

    nadee Wednesday, 23 November 2011 07:25 AM

    Thousands of students who obtain highercredits donot get chance to do medicine Govt should increase intake to exsisting faculties . I hear enough resuorses not utilised Why they dont increase intake .To keep their personal beneits doctors & medistudents aginst giving opprtunity to more students They want to keep monopoly As a developing nation govt cannot afford more students let private sector give opprtunity persons who can afford will study as a whole nation get benefit

    faqi Wednesday, 23 November 2011 07:35 AM

    Students should not be allowed to dictate policy. Period.

    Lakshan Tuesday, 22 November 2011 08:46 PM

    They study for free from year 1 to A levels.. get University Education Free and then want the government to give them jobs as well... What is this mentality? Whats wrong in the person who can afford education gettting their education by paying.. Selfish, ignorant, emotionally messed uppeople. No wonder it causes brain drain really... SL losing all well education and empthetic people to other developed nations..

    Jacoob Tuesday, 22 November 2011 11:29 PM

    Then award MBBS(P) .. we have had enough of jokes about this.

    rashan Wednesday, 23 November 2011 01:01 AM

    'The best of the science stream at the G.C.E. Advanced Level enter the eight medical colleges island wide and sometimes the people who get three A’s also don’t make it to the local medical colleges" NEWS

    This is the very reason why those students should have an alternative choice.

    Danushi Thursday, 24 November 2011 03:27 AM

    Currently many study MBBS abroad and there is a large foreign currency outflow from this country.. and many lack basic needs in their stay abroad.. so why not those children be educated in decent Sri Lankan environment and reduce the foreign currency outflow!! But we can check their standards with the final VIVA test and keep them in par with the local students!!~ or Govt. should give only free education and stop them migrating to other countries after collecting the MBBS to serve our country!!~

    ampare son Wednesday, 23 November 2011 02:19 AM

    Quality is matter.

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