Oct 28, Colombo: A trade union affiliated to Sri Lanka's education sector has called on the government to increase the intake of students into state universities.
The Ceylon Teacher's Union (CTU) has urged the government to admit as many students as possible to the universities from students who have passed the GCE Advanced Level examination in 2012.
CTU General Secretary, Joseph Stalin has pointed out that students who sat for the GCE A/Level examination in 2012 should have been admitted to universities in June 2013, which has not yet happened.
He has charged that the Higher Education Ministry was trying to promote private universities in the country without admitting students to local universities.
According to Stalin, higher education authorities need to address the issues faced by students and the cut off mark for university admission should be released.