Truth...I know that it could be harsh sometimes.We as engineering students have to accept the truth as it is.But as humans we cannot blame the temptation to go against it . So,what we under go at the university of Moratuwa gives a good example of this.After a very competitive field selection exam we (I) managed to obtain good marks enough to go to Electronics Department.(Please don't think that I am boasting about it. ),But I chose to go to civil department with my high GPA.(Grade Point Average).But the sadest thing is that (Though I am with a higher GPA) I always have to defend myself .(As I think...) Every body asks me" (Oh God !!!) why did you choose Civil?(Yuck!!!)?" Even most of my learned collegues in the university asks me the same question. What is the problem in the Civil field? I cannot understand.(I will have to agree that majority in the Civil department just landed there ;(Am I contradicting myself?) because of their lower GPAs.) But why shouldn't they earn the same respect and the recognition of an Electronic engineer or a computer engineer.(Don't think that I am begging for EQUAL RIGHTS) And I don't need their prestige either!!!(Prestige is merely another creation (shit )of the human mind).I feel that because of this situation our mentality changes to a very defensive mood. As a result we always try to defend ourselves from an unknown offensive action.(I think that this post will be a fine example for it.) The sadest part of it is that finally we have to break a wall of seperation though there is no such seperation.(Think, You will get the meaning.)
PLEASE DO NOT MAKE ME TELL YOU THAT MY NAME IS LEKAMGE AND I AM NOT A CIVIL ENGINEERIG STUDENT!!!!
Since it has become a hotly debated topic in Sri Lanka, I have somewhat closely followed the ongoing wave of protests, both against & in favour of South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) & as a complete outsider to the Medical Profession, I have found the lack of Analysis on display (from both Sides) to be a huge disappointment, especially since number crunching is what I do for living.
Therefore, I wish to go ranting on few details which I happened to find on internet. (Well, I happened to find them because I searched for them!) Is Private Education the Solution for the aggravating problem of lack of opportunities for Higher Education in Sri Lanka?
As you can clearly observe, in the Year of 2010, out of the 265, 388 candidates who sat for GCE (A/L), 142,415 were able to reach the Qualification Levels required for Higher Education in their respective streams. (For the sake of argument, Bio, Maths, Commerce & Arts only) As it can be seen, 61.03% of the can…