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President hold discussions on issues related to External Degree Courses

HE picA discussion was held yesterday (22) between the President and the relevant parties on the issues occurred due to the limitation of registering the candidates for External Degree Courses.

The President, considering the ideas and suggestions presented at this discussion held at the Parliament Committee Room, said that the Government as a policy would not curtail the facilities provided for the field of education.

President Sirisena also said that within the next two weeks a new arrangement will be made without causing injustice to the candidates who are expecting to join External Degree Courses.During the meeting the attention has been drawn to strengthen the Open University system and to initiate External Degree Courses in other universities in the country.

Minister Lakshman Kiriella, State Minister Mohan Lal Grero, Public Relations Director General for the President Shantha Bandara, the Chairman of the University Grants Commission, Prof. Mohan de Silva and the university representatives participated at this meeting.

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