We are a concerned group of academics fighting to ensure the opportunity of high quality public higher education for the Sri Lankan masses. This blog is intended as a bulletin board to share news and ideas relevant to the cause. The views and opinions expressed here do not necessarily represent the views and opinions of the FUTA. If you wish to post any interesting articles please e-mail them to uteachers.sl at gmail.com
Thursday, July 26, 2012
In support of HE colleagues on strike in Sri Lanka
Our colleagues in the Universities in Sri Lanka have now been on strike for several weeks, partly over immediate issues of pay, but partly over the broader need to challenge the state’s steady withdrawal from its responsibilities for the education of its citizens. Right now, academics are taking to the streets to collect signatures on a petition calling for the government to commit to UNESCO’s target of spending 6% of GDP on education. This aspect of the campaign is proving very successful indeed.