National People’s Power Parliamentarian Harini Amarasuriya has raised concerns about the issues within the higher education system in Sri Lanka.
Speaking during the adjournment debate in Parliament yesterday, MP Harini Amarasuriya said the country’s higher education is in a major crisis.
She said the higher education industry should not be limited to universities but should include technical and vocational training institutes.
MP Harini Amarasuriya said a large number of courses are offered not only by institutions that fall under the purview of the University Grants Commission but several other bodies registered under various Ministries.
She said since courses are offered by various factions it is imperative that some regulations are imposed to maintain standards.
MP Harini Amarasuriya noted that the accreditation and the qualifications offered by various institutions will need to be questioned as there are no standards maintained.
She said it is an injustice to children who follow courses and undergo hardship to complete their studies and acceptable institutions which strive to ensure high-standards.