Two new universities this month

  • 5 Aug 2005 08:13:04 GMT

    It is not only the subject combination. Most important thing is where to employ them???? Are we going to see more unemployed graduates?????

    Opening more universities is a good thing. But without proper vision and planning, if there is no opportunity to use that knowledge..what is the use??

    Strengthen economy, have sound developmental plan, have vision to upgrade infrastructure and plans to create new ventures and job opportunities. Otherwise this will be the same as jobless poor father having their 10th kid!!

  • 5 Aug 2005 08:36:01 GMT

    Graduates of above cmbinations can easily find jobs in Sri Lanka and abroad.

  • 5 Aug 2005 11:38:14 GMT

    Are you sure Pera???

  • 5 Aug 2005 11:51:28 GMT

    The list of new courses like BSc nursing etc etc....started a few years ago and some universities are planning to employ those training programmes soon. But GOVERNMENT HAS NO PLAN ON WHAT TO GIVE! We have MLTs they perform their tasks very well. With a BSc what they have to do????

    Long ago if I am correct Galle Medical Faculty started a training for nurses and this very government supported JVP opponents of it and it was practical and accepted even by WHO! but thanks to the government they are going to start them. But again if you know exactly health reforms in SL, they have no clue on what positions to be given to them!!

    For some like nursing overseas jobs may be there but do you know the standard of Sri Lankan labs and overseas???? It is not only theory, they need practical knowledge. In many fields that requirement is not fullfilled!!

    I agree we need improvement in everything. In hospital if 5 nurses are looking after 100 patients what we need immediately?? A BSc nurse or some more ordinary nurses and give them opportunity to do further education while in service???

  • 5 Aug 2005 23:21:10 GMT

    Dear Lioncub

    If these undergraduates are inducted in a Co-Operative educational program in collaboration with primarily the Private sector they will be able to gain meaningful training and possibly employment with the same organization or others who are looking for skilled technical, management professionals at junior level.

    Can the present administration engage in all these ventures at present is a question. Tsunami lapses are a shame on all of us already.

    Fairplay

  • 6 Aug 2005 00:59:00 GMT

    I think this is a good step.

    Nurses today need, not only nursing skills more knowledge in medicine for better patient care, so a Bsc. for nursing is very good, and plenty of over seas jobs in developed countries especially in USA. If courses are conducted in English and affiliated to a reputed and recognized university all these courses can be attractive not only to foreign students but expatriates too. What I am suggesting is expand seats to others for a fee (over seas students) so with one over seas student at least 10 students can be given free education.

    Most of the universities and Community colleges in USA acknowledges the credits obtained if some body had gone to a university in Sri Lanka even the degree was not completed. Expatriates can take most of the credits in Sri Lanka and finish school in USA and save money . A big revenue to the country ,and a mutual benefit. This is what the Indians do where as we fail because of our ignorance rather the opportunity is not given.

    This is a good opportunity for our country to use our resources to attract expatriates, so make revenues for universities and expand seats for local students and increase wages for academic staff.

    In time to come scientific research will also be out sourced from developed countries to the third world countries like what they do now with industry for cheap labour. If we have MLT`s with Bsc they could easily be absorbed in to these research programs for better pay.

    But the question is how government is going to pay for all these free education. Can free education be given without any revenues? IMF had warned us to cut down on wellfare programs.

    We need to have some reforms in our higher education. To be fair by every body when it comes to higher education two systems can be implemented.

    1)abolish free higher education. But give every student a 100% low interest loan for tuition which repayments start only after graduation.

    OR

    2) Continue the old system, BUT implement a better Tax system for the country including the Government sector.

    Today only 200,000 people of the country are paying taxes. So how could our country have a free Higher education or a health system appropriate for this century?

    Please read this news article.

    Tax evasion widespread in Sri Lanka: official:-

    Colombo | August 04, 2005 4:42:32 PM IST

    A Sri Lankan revenue official Thursday called for a legislation make income tax payment compulsory pointing out that nearly one million people were evading the tax net, reports Xinhua.

    Joint Secretary of Inland Revenue Service Union H. A. L. Udayasiri was quoted by the Daily News as saying: `Only less than 200,000 people are paying income tax and if this trend continues, the Inland Revenue Department (IRD) will fall far short of their projected revenue target of Sri Lankan Rs.203 billion ($2,030 million) in 2005.`

    Loopholes in the law to nab tax offenders `are widening and new legislation must be introduced soon,` he stressed.

    Udayasiri pointed out that the IRD was still governed by the income tax legislation that was introduced in 1974 and underlined the need to introduce new laws according to the present needs of the economy. (IANS

  • 6 Aug 2005 00:59:30 GMT

    I think this is a good step.

    Nurses today need, not only nursing skills more knowledge in medicine for better patient care, so a Bsc. for nursing is very good, and plenty of over seas jobs in developed countries especially in USA. If courses are conducted in English and affiliated to a reputed and recognized university all these courses can be attractive not only to foreign students but expatriates too. What I am suggesting is expand seats to others for a fee (over seas students) so with one over seas student at least 10 students can be given free education.

    Most of the universities and Community colleges in USA acknowledges the credits obtained if some body had gone to a university in Sri Lanka even the degree was not completed. Expatriates can take most of the credits in Sri Lanka and finish school in USA and save money . A big revenue to the country ,and a mutual benefit. This is what the Indians do where as we fail because of our ignorance rather the opportunity is not given.

    This is a good opportunity for our country to use our resources to attract expatriates, so make revenues for universities and expand seats for local students and increase wages for academic staff.

    In time to come scientific research will also be out sourced from developed countries to the third world countries like what they do now with industry for cheap labour. If we have MLT`s with Bsc they could easily be absorbed in to these research programs for better pay.

    But the question is how government is going to pay for all these free education. Can free education be given without any revenues? IMF had warned us to cut down on wellfare programs.

    We need to have some reforms in our higher education. To be fair by every body when it comes to higher education two systems can be implemented.

    1)abolish free higher education. But give every student a 100% low interest loan for tuition which repayments start only after graduation.

    OR

    2) Continue the old system, BUT implement a better Tax system for the country including the Government sector.

    Today only 200,000 people of the country are paying taxes. So how could our country have a free Higher education or a health system appropriate for this century?

    Please read this news article.

    Tax evasion widespread in Sri Lanka: official:-

    Colombo | August 04, 2005 4:42:32 PM IST

    A Sri Lankan revenue official Thursday called for a legislation make income tax payment compulsory pointing out that nearly one million people were evading the tax net, reports Xinhua.

    Joint Secretary of Inland Revenue Service Union H. A. L. Udayasiri was quoted by the Daily News as saying: `Only less than 200,000 people are paying income tax and if this trend continues, the Inland Revenue Department (IRD) will fall far short of their projected revenue target of Sri Lankan Rs.203 billion ($2,030 million) in 2005.`

    Loopholes in the law to nab tax offenders `are widening and new legislation must be introduced soon,` he stressed.

    Udayasiri pointed out that the IRD was still governed by the income tax legislation that was introduced in 1974 and underlined the need to introduce new laws according to the present needs of the economy. (IANS

  • 6 Aug 2005 06:53:33 GMT

    At last after all these times as the head of the Ministry CBK has done some worth while thing...these are definetely high potential sectors around the world...i think the UGC should take initiative to introduce these cources to unis like Colombo, J`pura and pera...

    because in those the teach the same old cources which was introduced by the British...

    Well done CBK for doing some thing good for the country at least now...

    BETTER LATE THAN NEVER...

    chao...

  • 6 Aug 2005 08:01:48 GMT

    Sri lanka needs at least another 20 universities and around 50 colleges.

    2 universitiies for 12 years period in power means it will take at least another 100 years to fullfill our basic educational requirements.

  • 6 Aug 2005 12:21:31 GMT

    If no good education is given in the universites what is the use of more universities? According to the present eduction system more universities mean you have to expand more space in front of Fort Railway station also to make protest against the government for jobs after they completed their studies.

    I am very sorry to say this. (haqnews@yahoo.co.uk)