BHUTANESE MED­I­CAL STU­DENTS’ CLASSES AF­FECTED BY PROTESTS

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Around 120 Bhutanese med­i­cal stu­dents in Sri Lanka have been un­able to con­tinue reg­u­lar classes for over six months now. This was fol­low­ing protests by doc­tors and stu­dents for months, re­quest­ing the govern­ment to shut down the pri­vate South Asian In­sti­tute of Tech­nol­ogy and Medicine, the only pri­vate uni­ver­sity in Sri Lanka cur­rently train­ing med­i­cal stu­dents.

Ac­cord­ing to Sri Lankan me­dia re­ports, they are against the pri­va­ti­za­tion of ed­u­ca­tion and claim that open­ing pri­vate uni­ver­si­ties will dras­ti­cally af­fect chil­dren from poor fam­i­lies’ ac­cess to ed­u­ca­tion op­por­tu­ni­ties.

More than 160 Bhutanese are study­ing in dif­fer­ent uni­ver­si­ties in Sri Lanka.

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