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SC agrees to UGC proposal to increase intake

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The Supreme Court today recommended the 3rd proposal out of 4 proposals submitted by the University Grants Commission (UGC) to facilitate the accommodation of an additional 4,928 students to State universities.

The Bench comprised Chief Justice Shirani A. Bandaranayake, Justices N.G. Amaratunga and K. Sripavan.

Chief Justice Shirani A. Bandaranayake on August 30 advised UGC to increase the intake of students to the university increase the infrastructure to accommodate them. She recalled a similar situation that arose in 1991 and pointed out that it was resolved by the intake of more students.

The CJ advised the UGC to take steps to release the new district and island rankings separately taking into consideration the new syllabus and old syllabus as two different entities.

She told the UGC to direct the Examinations Chief to release the rankings on or before September 10.

The Attorney General told Court he would instruct the Examinations Chief to do so without any unnecessary delay. (SSS)

  Comments - 20

  • nalaka Monday, 03 September 2012 12:14 PM

    but all they do is strike and not studies

    Bandara Perera Tuesday, 04 September 2012 09:29 AM

    Dear Dinesh.. Cost in "QUALITY EDUCATION" is an investment and not mere quantity that we trying to accomodate for the sake of it. Let us be honest, the overall quality of graduates produce by our govt., universities is far below the standards. No wonder parents look for overseas qualification for their kids. Even companies look for overseas qualified graduates.. It's a complex issue need to take appropriate action, but not just by increasing no.s to please a few.

    Sim Monday, 03 September 2012 07:06 PM

    They got the answer but is there a solution. There are thousands of Graduates without jobs first find them employment. How about the facilities to the extra students. Take a pledge from all new under graduates, No Strikes and they will complete their course on time.

    Shamila Sakkaff Monday, 03 September 2012 03:44 PM

    Judgement is good. but who is gonna pay for these ?

    CHANDRAPALA Monday, 03 September 2012 03:41 PM

    SC gave its judgement but problem is remaining without being solved.

    nipuna Monday, 03 September 2012 03:19 PM

    Who will goint to give facilities to these extra students..?
    IS it from Bandula's or SB's wealth....

    "Ekak kadatholu wasa gannata dekak kadatholu athikerema...."
    thamai meken wenne ....

    Dalu Banda Monday, 03 September 2012 03:04 PM

    Naturally the Government has to increase the budgetary allocation to education as demanded by lecturers.

    Dutugemunu-1emunu-1 Monday, 03 September 2012 01:17 PM

    if they can recruit 4000 students on court order why did not they increase the intake previous years..Are they dumb and blind?

    Jayadun De Mel Monday, 03 September 2012 01:06 PM

    I remember a similar instance during the "Adyapana Siyawasa" in 1970 where a lot of students were later admitted to the universities as the then government accepted that the "Siyawasa Programme" caused those students injustice and on the verge of loosing the opportunity to enter the University.

    Increasing the number of students is the best remedy for this kind of sensitive issues with student admission to government universities. Justice prevailed.

    nalaka Monday, 03 September 2012 10:39 AM

    what about the cost burden on the tax payers

    Lal Monday, 03 September 2012 11:50 AM

    What will happen after passing out from the University? Employment

    bmp Monday, 03 September 2012 11:41 AM

    what is the method of this 3rd solution ?
    district wise mean/peak percentages ?

    Gunaruwan Monday, 03 September 2012 11:06 AM

    There r 14 universities and only 290 plus students per university. This is a manageable number.

    Dinithi Monday, 03 September 2012 11:20 AM

    Brilliant!! After all the Z-score calamity is a blessing in disguise to students. More students are now taken in !!

    Now the government will take credit for this. At least something good has happened to children.

    Anthare Pora Monday, 03 September 2012 10:54 AM

    How can you take extra 4000+ to universities when the dons are crying for lack of facilities.

    saraswathy Monday, 03 September 2012 10:46 AM

    please try to release the cut off soon. don't play with the lives of innocent students....

    chuti Monday, 03 September 2012 10:54 AM

    What about it? There are future invesments for the benifit of the country.

    Dinesh Monday, 03 September 2012 10:51 AM

    Cost on Education is a great Investment.

    RamUK Monday, 03 September 2012 10:45 AM

    well done good & fair judgement ..

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