IUSF meets President and submits proposals on SAITM

The Inter-University Students Federation (IUSF) met President Maithripala Sirisena today and submitted proposals on the SAITM private university issue.

In a letter handed over to the President, IUSF notes that allowing SAITM to continue will have a negative impact on the education system in the country.

IUSF also noted that SAITM falls short of the standards to ensure quality education.

President Sirisena meanwhile requested all Student Associations from universities not to engage in activities which disrupt their education, till solutions were provided if there is any issue, as currently the Government is engaged with all the relevant parties to provide a satisfactory solution to every party regarding private medical colleges.

The President further said that the Government will take steps to solve this issue in future after referring the opinions of each and every party, including Student Associations, Deans, Sri Lanka Medical Council, University Grant Commission as well as SAITM.

Recently, President Maithripala Sirisena discussed this issue with the Government Medical Association (GMOA) and the Sri Lanka Dentists Association (SLDA) and got their opinions in this regard.

President Maithripala Sirisena had said last Saturday he will appoint a committee of experts to hold consultations and advise the Government on the steps to be taken on the issue over SAITM in Malabe.

The Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) and the Sri Lanka Dental Association (SLDA) had submitted proposals to him on issue last weekend. (Colombo Gazette)

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