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Sri Lanka: Jaffna University Academics against setting up private universities

Jaffna UniversityThe academics of Sri Lanka’s Jaffna University say the government is trying to destroy the free education system in the country.

The Jaffna University Academics (JUA) issuing a statement has observed that the government was trying to overcome its debt crisis by allowing the establishment of private universities in the country.

The academics have said the government would deny education to people at grassroots level by allowing private universities and meddling with the free education system.

Referring to the actions of the university lecturers, JUA have noted that the lecturers were not agitating only to get a salary hike, but for the betterment of the education sector in the country.

JUA has stated that the university lecturers were demanding an increase in the budgetary allocations to the education sector since it has been reduced.

According to JUA, the government by meddling with university students and lecturers was trying to create an illiterate society.

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