UGC accepts late appeals
Higher Education Minister S B Dissanayake had given orders to the
University Grants Commission (UGC) to accept all appeals sent by
students who were unable to apply for University admission for the
Academic Year 2010/2011.
S B Dissanayake
The Minister was responding to a special statement made by DNA MP
Anura Kumara Dissanayake in Parliament yesterday.
He said that even though the closing date to send the duly filled
applications was January 14, the UGC is still accepting the applications
they receive by post.
He also said that students who are awaiting recorrection results can
also apply soon after they receive recorrection results.
“The UGC has already received over 50,000 applications and this is
the usual number of applications they receive every year,” he said.
“However, if any student has failed to apply due to bad weather or
any other reason still he or she has the chance to apply after sending a
appeal,” he said.
The Minister also denied the allegation that there was a shortage of
UGC handbook in bookstalls and stated that neither the Ministry nor the
UGC was informed of such a shortage.
He mentioned that about 67,602 handbooks were issued this year and
this number was 62,390 and 57,794 for last two years respectively.