BHUTANESE MEDICAL STUDENTS’ CLASSES AFFECTED BY PROTESTS
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.