The Federation of University Teachers’ Association (FUTA) at a news conference held at the library service auditorium today urged the government to allocate six per cent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for the education sector. Pic by Pradeep Pathirana
Does any of these guys know how much is Sri Lanka's GDP and the total Government revenue...? This shows the level of academics...!!!!
CHANDRAPALA Thursday, 02 August 2012 07:34 AM
People have to give their fullest co-operation to the FUTA in the name of the country's education which has already been politicized due to the negligence of our power hungry politicians.
Bawa Thursday, 02 August 2012 07:33 AM
UNIVERISTIES MUST MAKE SOME INCOME ALSO BY DOING REASERCH WORKS AND DOING EXTERNAL COURSES, THESE INCOME CAN BE USED TO INCREASE THE SALRY OF UNIVERSITY STAFF.
saman Thursday, 02 August 2012 07:42 AM
hopefully govt will allocate 6% OF GDP, what plan you have to develop our education. if you have a proper plan, pls show us now.
prasanna Thursday, 02 August 2012 07:37 AM
Sri Lanka is the only country giving free education and spending 6% on GDP is not rational. These lecturers without doing their duties talking about education. I wonder whether they are asking 6% on GDP as salary.
CW Thursday, 02 August 2012 07:57 AM
Is striking the solution? Who is going to teach the inncoent children who are paying boarding fees to keep their places in boarding houses? This is the problem with giving free education.
Jeevan Thursday, 02 August 2012 09:02 AM
I second it the proposal of 6% of GDP for education and research. But it should not be just to increase your salaries!
Dachee Thursday, 02 August 2012 09:43 AM
Hope then you can draw a big salary.. If you really love the country education, PLEASE report back to the work. Thousands of students have been victimized of your selfish and cheap action.Don't take them as your shield
senavi Thursday, 02 August 2012 12:24 PM
however eighty years of higher education has done very little to the economy
kriss Friday, 03 August 2012 03:12 AM
Why should their salaries be increased for just being idle in the universities? Actually the lecturers have more free time in the universities, but they use it for their personal works. Some do private works during office hours using the university resources to fill their pockets. Why dont they use their time creatively by doing researches like what the academics do in other countries? Why cant they demand more funding for researches instead of demanding higher wages? Doing sound researches will bring money to them while it will immensely help developing the country.
Sanka Chandima Abaya Saturday, 04 August 2012 03:43 PM
Sri Lanka is not the only country. Even Finland one of the richest countries in the world, has total free education. dont repeat SB slogens in this page.
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