Ombudsmen to hear undergrad woes: Bandula

26 November 2019 02:11 am - 3     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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Higher Education Minister Bandula Gunawardane said yesterday he would appoint a board of ombudsmen to lend a patient hearing to the grievances of university students.

“As protest marches by undergraduates were a routine practice in the past despite police action to quell them, I have decided to appoint ombudsmen to listen to their concerns and refer them to the University Grants Commission (UGC) for resolution,” he said, adding that the board would comprise at least three university academics.

“Students have their own grievances. We should listen to them. Otherwise, they express their concerns through various means such as by taking part in demonstrations and protest marches. I will appoint members to the UGC soon. Once that is done, we will appoint the board of ombudsmen to meet on a regular basis,” he said. (Kelum Bandara)

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  • Patrick C Tuesday, 26 November 2019 10:13 AM

    The methods are applied to meet grievances of university students and trade unions so far by all governments are very inhuman,watching over TV is also difficult, would like to suggest to present government to listen them carefully,and without adamant like S.B/ Rajitha or Mangala, be come down to hear their problems, listen to them, speak to them, or otherwise ready to loose your popularity

    S.Sangaralingham Tuesday, 26 November 2019 11:04 AM

    Wise to name one or two outsider as well

    ravin Tuesday, 26 November 2019 02:34 PM

    Ha going to mess the universities as well. What functions does the student councils do?


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