Addressing a seminar organized by the National Intellectual Council yesterday (01), he also presented a plan for a new education policy that covers preschools to higher education.
The establishment of private medical colleges would pave the way for a very dangerous future, he said.
If justice was to be ensured for the more than 1,000 students of SAITM, those who have fulfilled the educational qualifications should be absorbed into the national university system, or else the students given compensation.
He also said international schools should be allowed to function only if they agreed to follow local syllabuses.
Instead of curtailing the number of admissions to state universities, more students should be enrolled, said the minister.
Talented students who fail to gain university entrance from state and private schools should be allowed to pursue higher studies in state universities by paying a fee, he also said.