FUTA awaits to take up grievances with new admin


By Dasun Edirisinghe

The Federation of University Teachers’ Associations (FUTA) yesterday said that it looked forward to meeting the new Minister of Higher Education to be appointed to discuss its members’ grievances which had remained unsolved under the Mahinda Rajapaksa government.

Former FUTA President and its executive committee member Dr. Nirmal Ranjith Dewasiri said his association would call an executive committee meeting after the appointment of the new minister.

Dr. Dewasiri said the FUTA had remained neutral during the presidential election but some of its members had been engaged in politics according to their personal preferences.

He said the FUTA was not agreeable to the proposal regarding the free education system and the higher education in the manifestoes of two main candidates.

"The FUTA is however ready to meet future higher education minister and discuss the proposals especially to allocate 6% of GDP to maintain free education," Dr. Dewasiri said.


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