IUSF condemns propagandize uniform element document placement decision

December 6, 2015 - School Uniform


The Inter University Students’ Federation (IUSF) while strongly hostile a supervision preference to discharge vouchers in place of propagandize uniform material, settled that a supervision had taken this preference while not seeing a concerns of a infancy of teachers and students including a IUSF and a Ceylon Teachers’ Union (CTU).

Addressing a media lecture yesterday, IUSF convener Lahiru Weerasekara pronounced a series of problems have arisen due to a placement of vouchers.

Students and relatives face a series of problems in purchasing propagandize uniform element as they have to bear a difficult procedure, he said.

“A series of forms need to be filled and a relatives will have to go to schools as they have to place a signature before collecting a voucher. Therefore relatives who are employed will face a good problem to collect their child’s voucher. The relatives who work on daily income will have to scapegoat two-three days of their income to collect a document that costs usually Rs. 400,” Weerasekara said.

He pronounced it will eventually outcome in troublesome a relatives from collecting a document due to a countless problems they have to undergo.

Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam pronounced a supervision had taken this preference to forestall students from receiving bad peculiarity element and middlemen from pocketing commissions.

He pronounced a supervision will be means to save around Rs. 500 million by this routine and that it will be used to urge education.

However, IUSF states that a supervision had not nonetheless presented a devise as to how they will use a income saved for a alleviation of education.

The preference has been done but following suitable consultative mechanisms, a IUSF states.

The propagandize uniform element vouchers were schedulded to be distributed yesterday.

Meanwhile, All Ceylon Teachers Union General Secretary Joseph Stalin pronounced a due propagandize uniform vouchers betrothed to students, have not been distributed in a correct demeanour in Anuradhapura and Colombo.

Stalin pronounced relatives were seen watchful in prolonged queues to collect a vouchers for their children’s uniforms.

Denying CTU allegations, Education Ministry Secretary W.M. Bandusena pronounced vouchers have been distributed to a series of schools and zonal educational offices and that a information supposing by a CTU was false.

He pronounced a vouchers are current until Jan 31, 2016. 

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