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Apr 22, 2017

Dearth of lecturers at Jaffna Uni? Featured

It has been revealed in Parliament that there is a dearth of lecturers at the University of Jaffna.

This was revealed when JVP MP Bimal Rathnayake directed a question to the minister of higher education, during a parliament session.

Although the total number of lecturers at the university should be 578, there are only 224 lecturers at the present.

It is said that the situation is worst at the faculty of Management studies and Commerce while there is dearth of 73%. Only 13 lecturers are present instead of the required 54.

The following statistics were also revealed when the issue was taken up in parliament.

Faculty of Agriculture - only 16 lecturers instead of the required 41.
Faculty of Arts - only 65 lecturers instead of the required 194.
Faculty of Engineering - only 28 lecturers instead of the required 50.
Faculty of Medicine - only 52 lecturers instead of the required 112.
Faculty of Technology - only 09 lecturers instead of the required 16.
Siddha Medicine Unit - only 18 lecturers instead of the required 27.

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