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Students of the Cave Hill Campus of the University of the West Indies who use vulgar language and dress lewdly have been publicly chided by a senior tutor. Dr Bradley Niles warned that the campus was no place for vagabonds, foul-mouthed people or those wearing indecent attire.
It is not a place for vagabonds, people with foul mouths or foul tongues, people who constantly use nasty language on campus, or persons of lewd or indecent manner of dress who have no self-respect and are an embarrassment, he said.
Speaking during the School of Continuing Studies graduation ceremony in the Teaching Complex on Saturday night, Niles said that in his 25 years at the university, he had never encountered the kind of language he heard over the last three to four weeks in the Student Service area.
It is absolutely indecent and vulgar, he said. He then thanked the students from the School of Continuing Studies for their appropriate dress during their programmes.
Speaking to the DAILY NATION, he added that the way he had seen some students dressed served only as an embarrassment to their lecturers and classmates.
I find this rather interesting because as far as I know Universities do not exist in a vacuum and their students are coming from a community or society in which the university resides. So why is this professor trying to hold the University students to a higher standard than that which the society that spawned the students is held to.
don't get me wrong I understand his comments and his wish to have his institution be an example as such to the society. I guess his belief is that if the University gets the best minds then the best minds should behave in a manner befitting their status and potential. That's all fine and good but should the student's behavior not also been seen as only the effects of a society where the standard of dress and behavior have deteriorated. Should we not be addressing the slackness of dress and the speech of society in general?