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The University Grants
Commission announced that the accepting of applications for the university
intake this year will commence on Wednesday.
Chairperson of the
Commission, Professor Kshanika
Hirimburegama noted that the applications will be accepted until May 19.
Chairperson of University Grants Commission, Professor Kshanika Hiriburegama
revealed following details.
“When filling the application,
it is essential that the instructions are properly read and that the correct
course that the student intends to follow, is written. Because, sometimes,
students come back later asking if the course could be changed. So, this cannot
be done unless there is a vacancy. “
She further stated: “Some of
these courses require a practical examination as well as an aptitude test. So,
these examinations will be conducted at the respective universities. And if you
fail to qualify the aptitude test, you will not be eligible to undertake that
particular course regardless of the Z-score.”
Meanwhile, the University
Grants Commission says that the handbook consisting of applications for
universities has been published.
The commission noted that
the handbook could be purchased from book stores countrywide. They added that May 19 will be the due date
to submit all applications.
The Higher Education Ministry had no objections to the restoration of
the course term of Allied Health Sciences degree programme to four years. It
was the Government Medical officers Association (GMOA) that wanted its period
reduced, Higher Education Minister S.B. Dissanayake said in Kandy yesterday
In a statement to the media,
Higher Education Minister Dissanayake said ‘instead of holding ‘upawasa’ on
public roads the students should hold protests in front of the top officials of
the GMOA. If it is necessary we, too, can extend support to such action."
Minister Dissanayake said the
court had already given an order with regard to action of the students. If the
students wanted to revoke the court order they should go before higher courts
and if the Higher Education Ministry was called to give evidence, the ministry
would support the claim of the students.
The issue was being complicated
by the intervention of the JVP and its breakaway ‘Peratugami Party’, Minister