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* University Grants Commission asks protesting medical students to return to studies
Wed, Mar 15, 2017, 09:33 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 15, Colombo: The University Grants Commission (UGC), the apex body of the University System in Sri Lanka has requested students of all medical faculties in state universities currently engaged in a continuous lecture boycott demanding that the government takeover the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) also known as private medical college to return to their academic activities without further delay.

Chairman of the UGC Prof. Mohan de Silva has said in a media statement that the UGC is increasingly concerned about the situation that has developed in state medical faculties due to continuing boycott of academic activities by students and the impact it has on producing 'good doctors'.

"The complex matter and the sequence of events that led to this situation is now under consideration by the highest court in Sri Lanka," he said.

"The University Grants Commission understands the deep concerns and feelings of parents regarding the direction of their children's education and the risk of young minds being manipulated by forces beyond the control of parents and university authorities.

"The present legal nature of the events and the time lines usually associated with such matters has made further limitations and concerns to all parties. In this context, UGC earnestly request parents to understand the sensitivity of the situation and discuss with their children, the impact of such a boycott on their future."

"Considering all aspects, UGC requests students of all state medical faculties to return to their academic activities without further disrupting their education and future ambitions.

"This request towards the parents and students is without prejudice to any determination that would be made by a Court of Law," the statement said.

 


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