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FUTA to meet with President today

By: Isuru Parakrama

Colombo (LNW): The representatives of the Federation of University Teachers’ Association (FUTA) are set to meet with President Ranil Wickremesinghe at the Presidential Secretariat today (18).

The long-awaited meeting comes in after a series of headlines made by the FUTA demanding solutions to a number of issues affecting the higher education sector.

FUTA Chief Prof. Shyama Banneheka said the meeting is set to commence at 3 pm today.

Based on the new income tax scheme proposed by the government, the Federation of Professionals’ Union together with the FUTA launched a trade union action, which affected the paper marking process of the GCE Advanced Level Examination.

The repeated requests to seek an audience with the President in order for university teachers to attend the supervision of the answer scripts of the AL Examination went unanswered, but the FUTA had announced that they will rejoin the paper marking process anyway for the sake of the children.

The evaluation of the AL answer scripts, accordingly, are currently underway, but the university teachers are expecting guaranteed solutions from the President at today’s meeting.

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