Crisis in University Education in Sri Lanka – Would it lead to undesirable consequences ?

MCM IQBAL

Among all the fundamental rights mentioned in the Human Rights Charter, the right to education stands out as a key right any human being should have. It is the educated who have brought about many social changes in society. It is perhaps because our leaders of that time thought of the importance of education that they introduced free education during the early days after Sri Lanka became independent. It is those who benefited from free education who contributed most to the welfare of the country in the days following independence. That should have spurred the leaders of Sri Lanka to foster and promote the system of free education in the country. Unfortunately, that is not what happened.
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