He further says that the President has asked them on several occasions and personally on five occasions whether the University Grants Commission is a necessary institution.
He made these remarks at a special online meeting on education reforms.
He goes on to say
“The UGC concept came from England. There is no such an institution even in England today. Only SAARC countries like India and Bangladesh are holding this . No UGC in Thailand , Indonesia or Korea. This is an outdated institution. “
This country must be liberated from this situation. Every day the President talks to us and asks if we need a UGC. I have been asked five times whether the UGC is necessary.
Dr. Upali Sedara, Secretary to the State Ministry of Education Reforms, Open Universities and Distance Education Promotion, who is also a vocal critic of state universities in Sri Lanka, has been working as the Vice Chancellor of SIBA University, Pallekele, a private university.