Wednesday, 04 June 2014 - 12:53
4 years with 120 credits necessary – AHC students continue protest until a written agreement is released
The Inter University Students Federation says that they would not give up their struggle until a written agreement to not curtail education is issued.
Responding to the government solution made yesterday, Convener of IUSF Najith Indika told our news team of the stand of his organization.
It was decided to offer degrees to Allied Health Science students on the basis of the completion of 120 credit marks.
This decision was taken yesterday during a discussion presided by President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees.
However Court advice will be sought to implement this decision as the Allied Health Science dispute has already gone to court.
IUSF also says that it would also agree to the mechanism which requires to complete 120 credits.
Peradeniya University Vice Chancellor Professor Athula Senarathna said that an Allied Health Science student has to study at least four years to obtain 120 credit levels as one student can complete only 30 credit marks during one year.
After the today’s discussion, Professor Senarathna told our news team that there won’t be a three year degree program henceforth, and Allied Health Science students should have to study for a four year degree instead.
The Government Medical Officers Association, University Grants Commission, Higher Education Ministry, Health Ministry, Vice Chancellors of Ruhunu and Peradeniya Universities and Peradeniya University Allied Health Science Faculty Dean Dr. Mahinda Wickramarathna participated in the discussion held at Temple Trees.