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Govt to increase Engineering Faculty student intake

20 September, 2020

The Government is taking steps to increase the number of students enrolled in engineering faculties.

Education Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris said at a discussion in his Ministry on Friday that they have stepped up action to enable the enrollment of an additional 405 students to the universities which have six engineering faculties in each .

Accordingly, steps will be taken to enrol additional 405 students in the engineering faculties of the Universities of Peradeniya, Jayewardenepura, Jaffna, Ruhuna , Moratuwa and South Eastern this year, said Prof. G.L.Peiris.

He said neither he nor the Government intends to interfere with the country’s university administration. “We are only only working to achieve the objectives set out in the President’s Visions of Prosperity and Splendour’ Policy Statement,” he said. “We are planning to address inconsistencies that exist between the job market trends and the courses conducted by our universities ,” he said, adding that “enrolment of additional 405 engineering students to these universities is a forward step taken by us in that direction.”.