Consequences of the Use of Private Coaching System to Enter Universities: A Study in Sri Lanka
Journal on School Educational Technology Volume 1, Number 2, ISSN 0973-2217
University admissions for professional degree programmes has become very competitive in many countries in the world. While students have to score high aggregate of marks at the university entrance examinations, other criteria may also have to be met. As a result, additional private coaching outside the normal high school system is being sought by the students. In certain countries private coaching system which uses modern technology and distance education has become a thriving business. In this paper, the consequences of this trend are discussed while paying attention to a study conducted in Sri Lanka. Remedial measures for the Sri Lankan situation are proposed which could be applicable to other countries as well.
Siyambalapitiya, S.B. (2005). Consequences of the Use of Private Coaching System to Enter Universities: A Study in Sri Lanka. Journal on School Educational Technology, 1(2), 50-56.