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IUSF Says Study Programmes A Failure

Aug 11, 2011 7:53:08 AM - thesundayleader.lk

The Inter University Students Federation (IUSF) says the government’s proposed English and IT study programmes for new entrants to universities was not functioning in some districts.

The IUSF observes that the programme did not function in some districts due to the lack of proper facilities and coordinators.

The government had planned to hold the programmein 250 centers.

IUSF Convener Sanjeewa Bandara told the press that coordinators who have been trained at the British Council to teach education were not carrying out their work due to the reduction in the salary promised to them by the Higher Education Ministry.

The Ministry after promising a salary of Rs. 40,000 has reduced it to Rs. 18,000, he said.

According to Bandara, inefficient teaching methods have made it difficult for participants to follow the course contents.