The Higher Education Ministry has called on the opposition not to disturb the 21 day programme designed for the new university entrants in order to achieve narrow political aims.
The Ministry of Higher Education is implementing the training programme for university students on leadership qualities and positive thinking. The Ministry said that it has been organized to provide practical and theoretical training in leadership qualities, create positive approach in youths, train open mindedness and discipline, and to provide scientific techniques in problem solving. Following the three week programme, English and IT courses will be initiated for the students in 300 centres throughout the island. Ten thousand students will have the opportunity to win US scholarships for distant English education. The Ministry said that participation in such programmes would be a critical factor in building the future of the students. The Ministry expects not to allow any room for ragging in the universities hereafter. The Minister has called upon all relevant sectors to contribute for the success of the programme launched by the Higher Education Ministry to create intelligent and sensitive leaders. The Ministry has called upon the students to participate in the lectures without being misled.