Shortage Of 1200 Lecturers For Universitities
By Indika Sri Aravinda
The Higher Education Ministry says there is a shortage of 1200 lecturers at universities around the country.
High Education Ministry Secretary Dr. Jayantha Navaratne says there are 4200 lecturers at local universities.
He said that in order to fill the gap created by the shortage of lecturers, the Higher Education Ministry has decided to recruit part-time lecturers.
Navaratne said that the part–time lecturers will be recruited among experienced applicants from the relevant fields.
The major shortage was noted in the Arts, Engineering, Medical, IT and Management streams.
The Higher Education Ministry will also look at recruiting lecturers from among qualified Sri Lankan lecturers who are working overseas.
Navaratne said that students who successfully complete university studies will also be recruited as lecturers for Rs. 55,000 to fill the existing vacancies.