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Education sector officials expressed their objection to the Higher Education Ministry’s decision of making leadership training in military camps compulsory for new University entrants, pointing out that a large number of students have lost their enthusiasm to enter national Universities as a result of the decision.

“The Higher Education Ministry has issued letters to all the students expecting University entrance stating that participation in the leadership training program is a compulsory qualification to enter university. A large number of parents as well as students have expressed their displeasure over having to undergo residential training at the military camps,” Ceylon Teachers Union (CTU) General Secretary Joseph Stalin told Daily Mirror.

Speaking further Mr. Stalin pointed out that the Higher Education ministry nor is the University Grants Commission (UGC), authorized to make the training program compulsory for students. (Lakna Paranamanna)

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  • Hasini Tuesday, 17 May 2011 09:27 AM

    agreed

    sltk2004 Tuesday, 17 May 2011 09:24 AM

    How about some basic military training too (how to handle weapons, explosives etc)?

    grad Tuesday, 17 May 2011 09:31 AM

    anything they should teach must be taught inside the UNI after they are enrolled and if the students are not doing it they should be chased from the uni. and This requirement should be stated in the UGC book before applying.

    Dheen Tuesday, 17 May 2011 09:24 AM

    In the first place I think the Minister concerned should undergo a rigorous course of leadership training as he has muddled up the whole system of education.

    shehan jayawardene Tuesday, 17 May 2011 10:21 PM

    This country is becoming "The Joke of Asia."

    SBD Tuesday, 17 May 2011 09:45 AM

    SBD is now at his Water Loo

    sampath khanna Tuesday, 17 May 2011 09:49 AM

    I second that !

    gamaya from sri lank Tuesday, 17 May 2011 09:52 AM

    adahasa hondai, namuth pahadili madi. Sinhalen kiyanna

    xlntgson Tuesday, 17 May 2011 10:08 AM

    Personality trait!

    semage Tuesday, 17 May 2011 09:54 AM

    Good idea......they will learn some disciplines as well

    reporter Tuesday, 17 May 2011 10:23 AM

    where were these unions when students were ragged?

    Vijayabahu Tuesday, 17 May 2011 10:44 AM

    I did my AL long time ago.. I missed the training can i join in

    Don Wednesday, 18 May 2011 01:52 AM

    Why not give a mandatory training at Buddhist Temples as monks ?

    xai Tuesday, 17 May 2011 10:48 AM

    miracle of asia

    ramesh Wednesday, 18 May 2011 02:09 AM

    Yes the students should get this leadership training. It is most important that our politicians go through it . Then it is easy to discipline the students

    Uglytruth Tuesday, 17 May 2011 10:58 AM

    Seems what SB wanted is becoming a reality.... anyway i guess this may be similar to sinhala saying"Killing the patient on way to remove a teeth"

    moda_raala Wednesday, 18 May 2011 02:16 AM

    Very good point!

    channa Tuesday, 17 May 2011 11:02 AM

    first need to sent the teachers.....

    Saman Tuesday, 17 May 2011 10:45 AM

    Then befor enter the universities,everybody must be given a gun. Good move. :)

    lovely Tuesday, 17 May 2011 10:52 AM

    Good or Bad... we dont care... if it is does by the government.. just oppose it.. Thats the rule...

    Saman Tuesday, 17 May 2011 11:11 AM

    Govt is controlling JVP.
    But dont forget.
    MR is today president bcz of JVP

    priyan Tuesday, 17 May 2011 11:30 AM

    like SL army and Sarath Fonseka.
    those who knew about discipline inside army camp - knew reality.
    anyway, SB loka need a lesson soon or later.

    Lalith Wednesday, 18 May 2011 02:44 AM

    Hellllloooooo....could you mention a single (just a single) new idea, invention came from the SL UNIs in last 15-20 years?

    lakmikanth Wednesday, 18 May 2011 03:14 AM

    Insted cycle chains and wooden bars , no harm they'll take guns.

    Channa Tuesday, 17 May 2011 12:06 PM

    People should be against ragging which is motivated by a party, who tries to brain wash students and force freshers to accept its political vision. Universities are not anybody's mother's or father's property, but properties of this country. This training will be an immunity against forced brain washing.

    sltk2004 Tuesday, 17 May 2011 12:22 PM

    What's your point? Good or bad - support it, if it is by the government?

    Meera Tuesday, 17 May 2011 12:24 PM

    why military training must GOSL must make it clear to people.

    sara Tuesday, 17 May 2011 12:23 PM

    Not only uni students,, Offer it to anybody who wish,, I wish,, I still dont know the correct social etiquette (table manners,,etc

    raj Tuesday, 17 May 2011 12:47 PM

    there is nothing wrong in this training but who is providing this training is a matter/ Military should not involve in this training.

    ampare son Tuesday, 17 May 2011 01:16 PM

    thats true channa.

    ransam Tuesday, 17 May 2011 01:33 PM

    ragging cannot be stopped by giving leadership training. There should be strict rules within universities

    Calistus Jayatilleke Tuesday, 17 May 2011 01:38 PM

    Why not apply the same rule to the politicians as well when they get elected as MPs?

    Calistus Jayatilleke Tuesday, 17 May 2011 01:39 PM

    Military ragging instead of civilian ragging! One might hear a lot of stories about what happened to female students inside military camps.

    sltk2004 Tuesday, 17 May 2011 01:40 PM

    The military way is to 'obey and not to question'. But in academics/students what we need is 'to question why'. Then only we can have new ideas, inventions etc.

    menaka Tuesday, 17 May 2011 02:20 PM

    get a life! think of the big picture. this training can help a lot to create all-round professionals

    Paul Tuesday, 17 May 2011 02:36 PM

    Hon Minister,
    Could you please explain to the parents and the people in the country,why they need this kind of training? We are still in the dark.

    Concerned Tuesday, 17 May 2011 02:41 PM

    A girl who achieved brilliant results in the A/L has received the said letter. Now she is highly depressed and her parents are wondering what to do save their daughter!

    Channa Wednesday, 18 May 2011 05:51 AM

    Well.....I thought JVP supported SF?!?

    citizen1 Tuesday, 17 May 2011 02:58 PM

    Parents of female students are right to be be concerned. This minister is becoming more and more psychotic.

    N K Ratnam Tuesday, 17 May 2011 04:25 PM

    This is the prelude to conscription. If people don't see don't cry when the military takes over the government.


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