May 26, 2020

Medical faculties to re-open for final year students

All state universities will be re-opened from June 15 for final year students of medical faculties, the University Grants Commission (UGC) announced today (26).Speaking at a media briefing held at the Government Information Department today,

UGC Chairman Prof. Sampath Amaratunge told that the decision was reached to conduct the exams for these students.

Accordingly, as per directives of the Director General of Health Services, each student will be given a hostel room for themselves will also be subjected to a two-week quarantine period, Prof. Amaratunge said.

Opening of other faculties for final year students will be considered depending on the success of reopening the medical faculties, he added.

Higher Education minister - Bandula Gunawardena, ministry secretary - Anura Dissanayake as well as Vice Chancellors, Professors and lecturers representing universities attended the media briefing.

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