Govt’s final decision on SAITM issue next week – President
October 19, 2017 05:02 pm
President Maithripala Sirisena says that the Government’s final decision on the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) issue will be declared in the next week.
He made these remarks participated in the Annual Convocation of the Aquinas University College on Thursday (19).
The President further said that although the Government had taken many steps to resolve the SAITM issue during the past period, various ideas were presented regarding those solutions.
However, President Sirisena said that he thought that the final decision, which will be announced by the Government next week, will be sufficient for many people who were against the SAITM including the students protesting against the medical institution.
The President said that the responsibilities of creating intellectuals to meet the needs of the innovative economy will be lying with the State Universities as well as with the private sector.
He also said that all these institutions should safeguard the quality and standards of the education.