VCs of universities given authority to take action against ragging

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – Higher Education Minister Bandula Gunawardena says the Vice Chancellors of all the universities have been given the authority to take prompt action against ragging incidents in the universities.

Minister Gunawardena has instructed all Vice Chancellors to take immediate action to inform the nearest police station if any ragging incidents are taking place in their respective university premises.

The Minister stressed that action should be taken to immediately stop ragging in universities and the VCs have been given full authority to act.

The Minister made these comments expressing his views on the recent ragging incident at the Jaffna University, where the senior students have reportedly forced the first year female students to take nude photographs of themselves and send to the senior students’ mobile phones.

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