Motion ruling enrolment of 5, 069 University students to be called up tomorrow

Wednesday, 06 February 2013 - 19:10


The Supreme Court today postponed till tomorrow the hearing of the petition filed by the University Grants Commission stating that practical issues were being experienced when absorbing a further 5, 609 students to the countries university system for the academic years 2011 & 2012.


According to a Supreme Court ruling issued on the 12th of September 2012, each respective institute of Higher Education was instructed to conduct the required practical and fitness tests required by students.


The names of students who were successful in these tests were in turn received by the University Grants Commission.


In return the University Grants Commissions informed court that it was unable to enrol the stipulated number of students from certain districts since students who had obtained the required marks for enrolment were scarce.


The Supreme Courts ruling to enrol a further 5, 609 students came as it considered several petitions which were filed by several students who challenged the 2011 Advanced Level Examination results.