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The annual intake of the College of Education has been limited to 15,000 since 2010, though the university is capable of recruiting 20,700 students annually, the Federation of University Teachers’ Associations (FUTA) said yesterday (16).

FUTA acting President Aruna Kumara said that about 5,000 students had been deprived of university entrance annually for six years from 2010 to 2015 as a result.“There is a huge requirement for science teachers at present. In several schools the authorities have been forced to shut down the science sections due to the lack of teachers for the subject,” he said.

Meanwhile, Ceylon Teachers' Services Union (CTSU) General Secretary Mahinda Jayasinghe said there was a delay in enrolling students to colleges of education. “New students have only been enrolled for 2014 up to now. Students belonging to the 2015 and 2016 intake are still waiting for their turn,” he said. (Kalathma Jayawardhane)

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  • ceylon Saturday, 17 June 2017 01:30 PM

    university decipline is zero.allready over crowded.students there not study but in protests.need high quality small universities. via DM Android App

    Shelly. Saturday, 17 June 2017 02:25 PM

    More and more open universities under Higher Education Ministry could be the final remedy. The ratio could be 20 p.c. in house.. 70 p.c. Open 10 p.c. private. via DM Android App

    jeyanthy Saturday, 17 June 2017 02:51 PM

    As a parent and social worker interested in the lives of young people its sad to see the students have to wait for 2 years before enrolling in universities where in other countries children are enrolled in universities within 3 months of graduating high school. via DM Android App

    SAM SPARROW Sunday, 18 June 2017 08:20 AM

    Lucky 5000.


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