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Friday, April 24, 2015

Sri Lanka Korean language exam Applications - April 27 - 30

Korean Language Exam October 11 & 12  2014

Applications to sit Korean language exam issued from April 27 to 30.

Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment (SLBFE) announced yesterday that the applications for the 14th Korean Language Proficiency Examination (KLPE) would be issued from April 27 to 30.

The examination was scheduled to be held on June 13 and 14 in Colombo and the Korean job seekers could receive their exam application at 16 countrywide SLBFE district offices.
It is envisaged to provide about 5000 Korean jobs for Sri Lankans in their manufacturing sector and all applicants are advised to apply for jobs only in the production sector.

The bureau explained that an applicant should possess a valid passport to fill the application and the applications would be issued free of charge.
The exam fees would be 24 USD (Rs. 3252), the bureau said.
Foreign Employment Minister Thalatha Athukorala said the names of the applicants would be placed on Korean jobs website for two years.

She assured that there was no political interference in the Korean job programme and the complete process was handled by the Korean Human Resource Development Agency.
Therefore, the Minister requested the public not to fall into the traps and pay money to unlawful persons in order to get a Korean job.

SLBFE also noted that the jobs would be offered only if there were vacancies in the manufacturing sector and Sri Lankan government could not influence to the process.
All applicants should be between the age of 18 and 39, the bureau added.
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Monday, April 20, 2015

Peradeniya University students Protest over Presidents Visit

Peradeniya University students to Protest over Presidents Opening

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President has not visited the Peradeniya campus due to students' heavy resistance. Students blocked the Galaha Junction & protested.

Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena will be opening Management Faculty of Peradeniya University and hostel scheme today.
Student council of the Peradeniya University states that academic activities of the university will be stopped for 2 days due to this opening ceremony.

IUSF & students unions to protest today over this opening.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

University Admission Hand Book Release May first Week

Sri Lanka University Academic Year 2014/2015

Much awaited University Admission Hand Book for the 2014/2015 Academic year has been printed now and will be available to students from First Week of May University Grants Commission sources said to “Lanka University News”. 
The Sri Lankan University Grants Commission (UGC) would call applications for the 2014/2015 Academic year university admissions based on the 2014 GCE A/L examination.

UGC Hand book, a student guide that contains the application form will be available at major bookshops soon.
The Campus Application Form should be filled carefully and all courses that the candidate qualifies should be mentioned according to his or her preference and sent to the University Grants Commission.

According to the sources, UGC have added several new courses to the new university entrance handbook.

The admission of new students will take place in this year September or October.  Around 25,000 students are to be admitted to the universities.
The university Handbook delayed two months due to changes in the UGC & Ministry under the new government.

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Monday, April 13, 2015

Mahapola & Bursary Payments increased for Sri Lanka University Students

Mahapola & Bursary Payments increased for Sri Lanka University StudentsMahapola & Bursary Payments increased for Sri Lanka University Students!

Cabinet approval was given to increase the Mahapola Scholarship and Bursary payment with effect from 1 May.
This decision was made following a proposal presented by the Minister of Higher Education and Research Dr. Sarath Amunugama. It was proposed in the 2015 Budget to increase the Mahapola Scholarship payment to 5,000 rupees with effect from 1 July in order to create an atmosphere of confidence among the student population and increase the Bursary payment from 2,000 rupees to 2,500 rupees. 
As a result the Government announced that they would be increasing the Mahapola scholarship and Bursary payment from 1 May.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

University Students Protest against New Governments progress on Education reforms

University Students Protest against New Governments progress on Education reformsSri Lanka’s university students’ hopes for a better university system are fading within months of the toppling of Mahinda Rajapaksa’s so-called ‘unshakable regime’, in which they played a key role.

Thousands of university students from across Sri Lanka gathered in the capital, Colombo, on 31 March to protest against the new government’s failure to bring in promised reforms.

Surprise resignations and appointments in the higher education sector have sparked protests across the country over the new government’s failure to address education issues.

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The new government’s State Higher Education Minister, Professor Rajiva Wijesinha, resigned in February, only a month after assuming duties with a green light to introduce reforms.

Following pressure from the Federation of University Teachers' Associations or FUTA, the chairperson of the University Grants Commission, or UGC, Professor Kshanika Hirimburegama, quit her job, also in February. Six members of the UGC resigned with her.

FUTA is now protesting against the installation of her husband, Dr Kumara Hirimburegama, as Colombo University Vice-chancellor, and have demanded his resignation.

At the presidential election, students and lecturers desiring a change voted against Rajapaksa’s decade-long regime during which students’ rights were largely suppressed.

Promised restructure

The new government had promised students, teachers and parents a completely restructured higher education system within 100 days, but with 80 of the days already passed, there have been no major changes, and the new academic year admissions have been delayed.

On 31 March, protesting students blocked several roads causing heavy traffic congestion and later marched towards Temple Trees, which is considered a high security zone.

Clashes erupted when police fired tear gas and water cannons to disperse students, as a result of which eight students were hospitalised and seven policemen were injured.

Protesters urged the new government to immediately solve problems in the education system, close down private universities and increase the Mahapola scholarships subsistence awarded to students from low-income families, as promised in the election.

Higher education ministry officials earlier had said they would release the university handbook at the end of January. It includes the new university admission forms and guidelines. But following the changes in chairs, the ministry is still struggling to release the book.

Meanwhile the newly appointed chairperson of UGC, Professor Mohan De Silva, says he aims to appoint officers to the university system who are non-political to improve the administration of the universities and to maintain the quality of academic courses.

He also said the UGC had initiated the admissions process for the new academic year and would immediately release the anticipated handbook regarding university admissions.

In his short time in office, former higher education minister Wijesinha created a friendly atmosphere with university students, launching a “Meet the Minister” programme and suspending the controversial three-week compulsory Military-led University Leadership Training Programme.

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Extracted from "University World News"